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General Informations Edit

The Database panel gives you direct access to the stored data in TCE.

First you have to choose, what kind of data you want access. The four Databases are displayed at the top of the panel (Star Systems / Trade Markets / Locations / Commodities).

Select a Database so TCE knows, what type of data you like to have access. The Database is now locked and awaits further instructions. If you like to change the Database now, you have to click the selected Database again.

After you have selected a Database, you have to tell TCE, what you like to do in that Database. There are always three Operation buttons (New Entry / Modify Entry / Delete Entry).

NEW ENTRY: Add new data to the Database. All required fields have a red-colored bar infront. They turn green, when the entered data into the field was accepted by TCE.

MODIFY ENTRY: Change data of an already stored entry at the Database.

DELETE ENTRY: Remove an already stored entry from the Database.

Select an operation you like to do and the buttons are now locked to prevent issues. If you like to change the operation now, you have to click the selected Operation button again.

As a general rule, you have to hit the ENTER-KEY after you have finished the input of a data field!

If all colored bars before each data field turning green, you are ready to store the entry. A SAVE button appears next to the HIDE button at the top-right of the panel.

Star System Database Edit

DB1

This Database contains all known star systems for TCE.

Star systems got normally added automatically upon the approach of an unknown star system in game. They got also automatically updated when you enter the star system. But the sheer number of star system has made it necessary to edit star systems, because they may have changed in game and you don't like to have ghost star systems.

Star System Name: When adding a new star system manually, you have to give it name. When you modify or delete a star system, you have to enter the name of the star system, you want to modify or delete. After you have entered at least two character, a list of all star systems containing these character are displayed. With each additional character, the list become more precise. If you see the name of the star system, click at it and the name is now overtaken into the field and the list vanishes.

X / Y / Z Cordinates: Each star system have an own set of coordinates into space. Enter the coordinates into the fields one by one. When adding a new star system, TCE checks, if the coordinates are used by another star system in Database (e.g. Sol [0/0/0], because no two star system can share the same coordinates. In this case, the colored bar infront of the field is shown in red. If the entered coordinates are valid, the colored bar will turn green.

State Of Knowledge: There are four states of knowledge for star systems:

  • No Data (not visited yet)
  • Visited (you have entered the star system once)
  • Scanned (you know about stations, suns and planets are in the system, but no details about suns and planets)
  • Explored (you know everything about the star system)

Star Class: There are many different star classes out in the universe. Select one so TCE can determine, if fuel scooping would be possible.

Population: There are many populated worlds out there. Here you can enter the number of population of a star system.

Powerplay Influence: If you have yourself assigned to a power in powerplay, you can select the power, which has the most influence on the star system.

Allegiance: There are some superpowers, which consider the star system belongs to their control. Select a superpower, which have control over the star system.

Controlling Faction: The name of the faction, which has most control of the star system.

Controlling Faction State: The actual state of the controlling faction party.

Government: The government type of the star system.

Economy: The primary economy type of the star system.

Security: The security state of the star system, higher meaning more patrolling vessels from the government side.

Trade Markets Database Edit

DB2

This Database contains all trade stations in space and on planets, you can dock.

Trade Markets got normally added automatically upon the approach of a station in game. They got also automatically updated when you docked at the station. But the sheer number of stations has made it necessary to edit trade markets, because they may have changed in game and you don't like to have ghost trade markets.

Trade Market Name: When adding a new trade market manually, you have to give it name. When you modify or delete a trade market, you have to enter the name of the trade market, you want to modify or delete. After you have entered at least two character, a list of all trade markets containing these character are displayed and the star system name, where they reside. With each additional character, the list become more precise. If you see the name of the trade market, click at it and the name is now overtaken into the field and the list vanishes.

Visits: Here you can enter the number of visits for the trade market.

Star System Name: You enter here the star system name, where the trade market reside. After you have entered at least two character, a list of all star systems containing these character are displayed. With each additional character, the list become more precise. If you see the name of the star system, click at it and the name is now overtaken into the field and the list vanishes.

Sector ID: The sector ID is an internal identifier, where the trade market is positioned within a star system. The ID is not shown by the game, but got automatically updated and identified when you first dock at the trade market. If you don't know about the proper ID of a trade market, set it to 0 (zero), which tells TCE to update the value with the next visit.

Trade Market Type: There are various forms of different trade markets out there, here you could define it, so it is clear, how big the landing pads are and if the trade market is space- or planetary-based, which is important for some other data fields, explained below.

Distance: This is the distance from primary star in light seconds. This value is later important to be defined as a filter for route finding purposes.

Primary / Secondary Economy: Each trade market can have one or two economy types, you can select here. If a trade market has no commodity market, select NONE.

Rare Commodity Available: Some trade markets offering special, rare commodities, buyable only here. Select the rare commodity, which the trade market offers.

Station Service Icons: There represents the available services at the trade market. By clicking onto them, you can deactivate or activate the service. Each icon have a tooltip to be clear, what service is attached to what icon.

Allegiance: There are some superpowers, which consider the trade market belongs to their control. Select a superpower, which have control over the trade market.

Controlling Faction: The name of the faction, which has most control of the trade market.

Controlling Faction State: The actual state of the controlling faction party.

Government: The government type of the trade market.

Planet Name: This field is only visible, if you have selected a planetary-based station type of the trade market. Here you have to enter the planet name, where the trade market resides.

Radius: Here you have to enter the radius of the planet, where the trade market resides in kilometer. This is important for a precise planetary navigation to find the location at the planet.

Latitude: Enter the latitude coordinate into this field for the trade market. Latitude ranges from -90° to 90°.

Longitude: Enter the longitude coordinate into this field for the trade market. Longitude ranges from -180° to 180°.

Locations Database Edit

DB3

This Database contains all interesting locations in the universe you can came across.

Locations have to added always manually, by being actually there or you have heard about an interesting spot from others. Add them here, so you can find them later on.

Some fields containing a button, showing an arrow down on a spot. These button, called location button, will help you to fill out the data fields with precise actual data from the game. They are only usable, if you are currently at the location!

Location Name: When adding a new location, you have to give it name. When you modify or delete a location, you have to enter the name of the location, you want to modify or delete. After you have entered at least two character, a list of all locations containing these character are displayed and the star system name, where they reside. With each additional character, the list become more precise. If you see the name of the location, click at it and the name is now overtaken into the field and the list vanishes.

Visits: Here you can enter the number of visits for the location.

Star System Name: You enter here the star system name, where the location reside. After you have entered at least two character, a list of all star systems containing these character are displayed. With each additional character, the list become more precise. If you see the name of the star system, click at it and the name is now overtaken into the field and the list vanishes. A location button is present, so if you are currently in game at the location, click the button to autofill the data field automatically.

Sector ID: The sector ID is an internal identifier, where the location is positioned within a star system. The ID is not shown by the game. If you don't know about the proper ID of a location, set it to 0 (zero). A location button is present, so if you are currently in game at the location, click the button to autofill the data field automatically.

Location Type: There are various types of different locations TCE provide, here you could define it, if the location is space- or planetary-based, which is important for some other data fields, explained below.

Distance: This is the distance from primary star in light seconds.

Planet Name: This field is only visible, if you have selected a planetary-based location type. Here you have to enter the planet name, where the location resides.

Radius: Here you have to enter the radius of the planet, where thelocation resides in kilometer. This is important for a precise planetary navigation to find the location at the planet.

Latitude: Enter the latitude coordinate into this field for the location. Latitude ranges from -90° to 90°.

Longitude: Enter the longitude coordinate into this field for the location. Longitude ranges from -180° to 180°.

Commodities Database Edit

DB4

This Database contains all known commodities, normal or rares.

Sometimes there where new commodities added, you can enter them here manually. It is normally not required, because TCE will added them by default due to an update.

After you have selected one operation button, you will be ask, if the operation affecting common commodities or rare commodities. Select the appropirate and this will be noted at the operation button too.

Commodity Name: When adding a new commodity, you have to give it name. When you modify or delete a commodity, you have to enter the name of the commodity, you want to modify or delete. After you have entered at least two character, a list of all commodities containing these character are displayed. With each additional character, the list become more precise. If you see the name of the commodity, click at it and the name is now overtaken into the field and the list vanishes.

Commodity Category: There are many commodity categories available in the game. Select the proper one for the commodity, where it fits.

Average Price: The last known average price should be noted here. The value will update automatically, as soon as it changes.

Frontier Reference ID: This is the internal ID for the commodity from Frontier, the developer of the game.

EDDB Reference ID: This is the internal ID for the commodity from EDDB, a web-service, where TCE can access commodity data for trade stations. Required to be usable with the EDDB-Relay.

Translations: TCE supports multiple languages, so if a commodity requires a translation into your favored language, you can do it here and add the proper translation.