Managing Image Data

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Managing Image Data

Concordance image data is dependent on the viewer that is associated with the database.  

Both Concordance Viewer and Concordance Native Viewer store information on all native documents and image files within the Concordance Image Base (.cib) file.  This is a SQLite database that stores information such as folder path location, markup history, and preferences settings for Concordance Viewer and Concordance Native Viewer.

Concordance Image stores image information in two files: the .dir file that stores image keys, and the .vol file that stores image volume data.

All image data files, regardless of the viewer used, are stored in the associated database folder.

As an administrator, several features are available to help manage image data.  Be sure you know which viewer is configured for the database so you can properly manage the associated image data.

Image Load File Formatting

For Concordance Viewer, Concordance Native Viewer, and Concordance Image, an image load file (.opt, .log, .txt) is a delimited ASCII file containing all information necessary to link database documents with their associated images.  The load file can be used to load image information after the database is created.  Each line in the load file consists of seven fields delimited with commas:.




Should match a media (image) key in the Concordance database (field with the Image attribute selected).  This is a unique key.  Concordance stores this key in order to reference the image.  Media keys are case-sensitive.


Name of the volume where the documents and image reside.


Full path and file name of the image.


Enter a Y if this image marks the beginning of a document.


Enter a Y if this image marks the beginning of a folder break.


Enter a Y if this image marks the beginning of a box break.


Number of pages associated with the document or image.

Example:  00010067,NROTEK001,C:\MY_DATABASES\NROTEK001\001\00010067.doc,Y,,,3


A load file does not necessarily need the volume name, but still needs the field for volume name to be represented.  Every line in the load file should have 6 commas.  Example:   0000001,,D:\VOLO001\001\0000001.tif,Y,,,1


A document or image media key and file path cannot contain a comma (,) since the comma as a delimiter in the load file.


Media keys should not contain more than 1000 characters.