Getting Started

Getting Started: Welcome Screen

Navigating Omniscope from the beginning 

Unless you have clicked on an existing Omniscope file configured by someone else, or a bundled custom JAR file or Omniscope Online Java Web Start link (both of which combine data files with free Viewer deployments), you will be launching Omniscope from your desktop by double-clicking the desktop icon (or from the Start menu). If Omniscope is not associated with a Welcome or Report IOK file, it will open 'empty', i.e. with no associated Omniscope data file, and displaying only the Welcome Screen. Bundlers can suppress the default welcome screen and configure an inteactive IOK file Welcome file that will open from their own desktop icon. Note that Omniscope files already containing data open to the tab last open when they were saved.

Starting from 'Workspaces'; DataManager or DataExplorer 

If you are about to populate and configure a file, start by clicking on the DataManager icon to open the DataManager data flow import, assembly and transformation 'ETL' workspace. Usually you will be importing data from a source, but you can also enter data sets manually or via cut paste.  Usually you will enter the values in a separate IOK file, and use this as a source. To populate an Omniscope file manually or via cut-paste, click the DataExplorer icon to open the data entry Table View. You can also configure a Details View to act as a data entry aid.

Welcome Screen features:

Below the two workspace icons, there are a several categories of links and other configurable options as shown on the screenshot below:

  1. The Tasks section on the left contains links to common data import commands such as opening files and connecting to databases, etc.
  2. The middle section has shortcuts to R files, i.e. the most recently opened files (many more can be accessed from the 'More...' submenu). 
  3. Many Demo files links are designed to show a wide range of the features in Omniscope (again, many more demos in the 'More...' submenu). 
  4. On the right are a group of Resources available to users providing easy access to tutorials, maps, updates, etc.

Language choice menu

At the bottom....Allows users to switch among the currently supported Omniscope languages (also available from the Settings menu). You will just need to restart Omniscope.

Omniscope is techically capable of supporting potentially all the languages of the world. To see the available languages, go to the Settings > Language menu, which is also shown on the Welcome Screen. Some of the languages may not yet be completely edited for new features and may have auto-translated phrases.

Anyone can contribute new and improved translations, using only Omniscope as described here. You can make minor corrections, create country-specific language variants and use your local translation file, or add an entirely new language, using only Omniscope. You can do this privately for your own users/clients or you can send your translations/edits back to Visokio for inclusion in all installations.  

We offer Omniscope Translators free 3-month Omniscope Desktop license keys, extendable by another 3 months following successful translation of the current release candidate. If you would like to participate in our Translators/Editors program, please contact us.

Zoom slider

At the bottom, next to the language menu.... allows you to change the size of the buttons and fonts to suit higher or lower resolution screens. You can always revert to default using the little down arrow next to the slider.