iRetrieval The database solution for music educators
Introduction to iRetrieval
This video is an introduction to iRetrieval. It will take you though the main interface and some of the various features and concepts of the program. Some of the features and concepts covered in this tutorial are:
  • List view button
  • New/delete buttons
  • Zoom button
  • Show All button
  • Flip book
  • Rhythm, melodic and class use builders
  • Dealing with checkboxes
  • Dealing with drop-downs; adding to, deleting from and reorganizing
  • Tour through all tabs in program
Backing Up/Transfering your "Data" File
This video takes an in depth look at the procedures for backing-up as well as transferring your data file to another computer. It also explains how the “Data” file works inside the iRetrieval database. In the video, you may hear it called Data.RDB or Data.RET. Version 5.0 uses Data.RDT. The backup/transfer process works the same way in all versions.
Simple Search Techniques
This video will take you through various basic search techniques used in iRetrieval. Concepts covered are:
  • Show all before searches
  • Text searches
  • Exact match searches - using two equal signs ==
  • Builder searches - melodic, rhythmic, toneset and classroom use
  • Checkbox searches
  • Multiple search criteria (Adding search requests)
Importing Value Lists
This video will take you through the process of importing value lists. When you upgrade iRetrieval, your retrieval content imports, but in some instances, the values you have added to your lists will not transfer over. You will need to import these value lists OR add them manually if you want to keep them as choices for future retrievals.
Example Search #1
This video will take you step by step through example search # 1 in the iRetrieval Search Guide.
Example Search #2
This video will take you step by step through example search # 2 in the iRetrieval Search Guide.