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VARIOUS CHARACTER FIELDS (UNIVERSE, SEEALSO, ...)

Which fields are explained on this page?
consistsof
heroonly
isnumberof
seealso
universe
 
In which input files are these fields used?
On characters.dbl lines: in characters.dbl.

consistsof

What should the field look like?
Syntax: [consistsof:xxx,xxx(2)]

The tag [consistsof:] currently occurs (approximately) 36 times in the input files.
 
What does the field contain?
Sometimes we use one abbreviation for a group of characters, for instance TLP (Three Little Pigs) or D+D (Donald and Daisy).
In the "consistsof" field we list the individual names ("DD" and "DA"). These individual names are written to the ISV files, except when it is the hero of a story.
 
Which checks are done?
We did not bother to check that the character names/abbreviations in this field are valid!
 
Which log messages are related to this field?
None.
 
Which CSV field(s) use this field?
Table inducks_character, field heroonly
Table inducks_characterreference, field isgroupofcharacters
 

heroonly

What should the field look like?
Syntax: [heroonly:yes]

The tag [heroonly:] currently occurs (approximately) 156 times in the input files.
 
What does the field contain?
An indication whether the character is a "hero-only" character, meaning that it should only be used in the hero field and not in (x)app.
 
Which log messages are related to this field?
Log2 (error)
210: hero <...> does not appear in xapp <...> (add ! to hero if this is intentional) - This message is not given for YD/ZD stories with hero DD, YM/YF/ZM stories with hero MM, and YW stories with hero WTP.
 
Which CSV field(s) use this field?
Table inducks_character, field heroonly
 

isnumberof

What should the field look like?
Syntax: [isnumberof:xxx(1)]

The tag [isnumberof:] currently occurs (approximately) 42 times in the input files.
 
What does the field contain?
Sometimes we use a separate abbreviation for a specific number of characters, for instance HDL1 (one nephew).
In the "isnumberof" field we list the abbreviation ("HDL") and the number ("1"). These are written to the ISV files, except when it is the hero of a story.
 
Which checks are done?
We did not bother to check that the character names/abbreviations in this field are valid, nor that the number is numeric!
 
Which log messages are related to this field?
None.
 
Which CSV field(s) use this field?
Table inducks_characterdetail, field charactercode
Table inducks_characterdetail, field number
 

seealso

What should the field look like?
Syntax: [seealso:xxx]

The tag [seealso:] currently occurs (approximately) 136 times in the input files.
 
What does the field contain?
A reference to a different name for the same character, or "part" of the character.
For instance:
        AMJ [seealso:AMJ1,AMJ2]
means that no error message is given if [hero:AMJ1] while [xapp:AMJ].
 
Which checks are done?
We did not bother to check that the character names/abbreviations in this field are valid!
 
Which log messages are related to this field?
Log2 (error)
210: hero <...> does not appear in xapp <...> (add ! to hero if this is intentional) - This message is not given for YD/ZD stories with hero DD, YM/YF/ZM stories with hero MM, and YW stories with hero WTP.
213: character in names-field <...> does not appear in xapp <...> (add ! if this is intentional)
 
Which CSV field(s) use this field?
Table inducks_characterreference, field isgroupofcharacters
Table inducks_characterreference, field tocharactercode
 
How is the data used in the rest of Inducks?
See the hero field.
 

universe

What should the field look like?
Syntax: [universe:xxx,xxx]

The tag [universe:] currently occurs (approximately) 6694 times in the input files.
 
What does the field contain?
The universe(s) of a character. This is a way to group the characters, to make it more clear which character is intended.
 
Which log messages are related to this field?
Log1 (serious)
C01: Universe has no characters - The sole purpose of a universe is that it contains characters.
Log2 (error)
654: Unknown universe <...> - The universe must exist in the universe legend file.
 
Which CSV field(s) use this field?
Table inducks_ucrelation, field universecode
 

   
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