Each row (corresponding to a key) contains a pencil icon. When this is pressed the bottom of the page will show the personal information relating to the key in question: you can edit it here without going back to the Search section.
Click on the Silca code in the list of keys viewed to highlight the code. In effect each key is a link which when pressed automatically takes you to the Search section, where the results column will show the selected key, from which you can access all the information and functions of the Search section.
To go back to your key range, click again on “Key Range” on the red bar at the top of the page.
The bottom part of the screen, under the list, shows the total number of keys in the range.
The left-hand part of the bottom of the screen shows push buttons used to perform several operations, such as deleting the selected key from the range, printing out the range, exporting or importing it and importing or exporting the hook position from Silca Key Programs (SKP).
Details of the operation of these buttons are given in the instructions below.
In the “Search” section, in the results sector on the left of the screen there are buttons that act on all the keys the search has produced.
The button showing a series of aligned keys is used to add all the keys found by the search to your range of keys. When the button is pressed, after confirmation, EKC records all the keys in your range.
Again in the “Search” section, also in the central sector where you can see the data for the selected key, there is another button like the one in the sector on the left. This button adds a single key to the range, after receiving confirmation.
If you have a list of Silca key codes you wish to add to your range, you can use the import function, activated by pressing the relative button in the bottom part of the “Key Range” section (the button with an inward pointing arrow).
When pressed, a mask opens in which you can specify details of the import operation to perform. Further instructions on this operation can be found below in the section 'Which operations can be carried out on your key range’ › 'Import’.
Another way of adding Silca keys to your personal range is to do so when loading hook positions if you have entered and exported them with Silca Key Programs. For this operation see below in the section 'Which operations can be carried out on your key range’ › 'Import hook positions'.
Besides viewing your range in the “Key Range” section, you may also see it in the Search section.
One of the search functions available is that for “Key Range”.
When you choose this search, EKC shows in the result exactly the keys in your personal range.
There is a button for editing personal information next to each single key.
Some of these operations, such as printing, are performed immediately; others require confirmation, such as deleting keys from the range; others like import and export need further instructions: in this case a small section appears on the bottom of the screen in which to enter the necessary information. This panel can be closed by clicking on the closing button in the top right-hand corner.
The specific operations are described below.
As explained above in the section "How to edit your key range", click on the keys you wish to remove from the range, using the check boxes to the left of each key (or using the box on the grey title bar, which selects/deselects all the keys in the range in one operation). Check that you have selected the right keys, then press "Delete Selection". Only after receiving confirmation will EKC delete the key codes indicated from your personal range.
When "Print" is pressed EKC opens a new window with a list of your keys, which can be printed with the usual control in the browser. In the print options activate the background colour option.
First of all tell EKC which document contains the key codes to insert into the range (using the button "Choose Document").
Two types of file are accepted for importing: you can choose a document created by the export function of the CD or web version of Silca Electronic Key Catalogue, or a document made up of a list of Silca codes, each one on a separate row.
In both cases EKC needs a text file identified by the ".txt" extension in the name of the document.
For documents coming from the Silca Electronic Key Catalogue, use the check boxes to decide whether to import just the key codes or to require some, or all, personal information to be read from the document as well: hook position, price code, commercial group and annotations.
If, for example, you choose to import the price code, for each key imported the corresponding price code will be updated (even if the key is already included in your range). When the price code for a given key is not shown in the imported document EKC deletes the price code for that key, if applicable.
If on the other hand you give instructions NOT to import the price code, EKC will leave the key price codes as they are at that time, notwithstanding what is indicated in the imported document.
The same applies for importing hook positions, the commercial group and annotations.
If you want your range to contain only the keys included in the imported document and nothing else, choose the option "REPLACE the existing key range". In this way your current range will first be emptied then filled with the imported keys.
At the end, press "Import": EKC will read the document involved and add the keys in question to the range, or replace them.
The "EKC › SKP" button downloads a document in text format (i.e. with .txt extension) onto your computer. The document contains all the hook positions entered using Silca EKC Web, relating to keys in your personal range and others. In the downloaded document for each key with a hook position you will find a row with the following information (separated by a tabulation character): Hook Position, Key Blank, Manufacturer.