The Home/Editor Toolbar is a convenient way to access commonly used commands. Please see below for labelled close up of the Editor Toolbar.
Table of Contents
Open - Open a file containing HL7 Messages
Clicking the Open button displays the standard Windows Open File Dialog. The Open File Dialog allows you to multi-select files to be opened.
Clicking just under the Open button will display a list of most recently opened files for quick access.
You can also open files by dragging and dropping files into HL7Spy, or by using the "Open Folder" tool.
Tool Views - Show/Hide the tool windows
The tool windows that appear at the bottom portion of the application can be shown, or hidden based upon the user's preference. If there are tools you do not use, they can be hidden by deselecting items in the drop-down list.
Editor Options - Change the operational characteristics of the editor
Mask PHI Settings - Controls which fields are masked when Masking is turned on in the editor. See Mask PHI Settings...
HL7 Keyboard Tips - Turn on/off the tooltip that is displayed when a field is selected in the editor. Tip: These tooltips are also displayed when you hold the shift key down while hovering the mouse over a field.
Word Wrap - Turn on/off word wrapping when lines in the editor are longer than the display area.
Whitespace - Show/hide the whitespace within the message.
Line Numbers - Show/hide the line numbers that are displayed in the editor.
Dock Navigation Bar to top - This option allows you to control the location of the message navigation control. By default, the message slider, search box, and navigation controls are docked just below the editor. Some users prefer to have these controls docked on top of the editor.
Font - Change the font family and size used by the editor.
Mask PHI - Mask Private Health Information
Turn on/off masking of PHI such as names, birthdays, etc in the HL7 editor.
Mask PHI Settings - Mask Private Health Information Field Settings
Which fields are masked are controlled by settings under: "Editor Options\Mask PHI Settings..."
Default Masking - All fields in segments that are not mentioned in "Fields to Mask" and "Fields to NOT Mask" and "Free Text Fields" are fully masked.
Fields to Mask - Fields specified in this section will be masked. Other fields in the message will remain unmasked.
Fields to NOT Mask - Fields specified in this section will NOT be masked. To NOT mask an entire segment, specify just the segment name.
Free Text Fields - Fields identified here will have PHI text automatically masked. Any text that matches any field that was masked in other parts of the message will be masked.
Mask Character - Specify the character that will be used to "mask" the PHI.
HL7 Standard Version - Version of HL7 Standard used in the editor
Specifies the version of HL7 that is being used to display keyboard tooltips, searches, and other tools that rely on knowledge of the HL7 data types and field names.
When set to "Auto" the version will automatically be chosen based on the value in MSH-12 from the message currently displayed in the editor.
Find - Search messages in the current tab
Single Path - Find messages where the value of the HL7 Path matches the text specified in the "Search Text" field.
HL7 Path - The location of the field that the match should operate against. For example, MSH-12 is the 12th field in the MSH and represents the HL7 version of the message.
Comparison - The type of comparison that should be made.
Search Text - The text value that will be used to compare against the value from the specified HL7 path.
Find Previous - Find the previous message that matches the specified constraint.
Find Next - Find the next message that matches the specified constraint.
Find All - Create a new Tab and populate it with messages that match the specified constraint.
Eport Xml - Export the contents of the Editor to Xml
Version - Allows users to select the version of Xml that should be generated.
Message Range - Allows you to select a subset of messages to export.
Generated File Name - Determine what is used to generate the file name of the Xml document.
Directory - Where the Xml files should be written.
Sample Message - Shows what the current message in the editor converts to in Xml.
Sort - Sort Messages
Allows messages within a Message Collection to be sorted by one or more HL7 fields, or by message size/offset.
Changing the order of the messages in the Message Collection affects the order in which messages are used in other parts of the application such as HL7 Send, the Message Editor, etc. See Sort Messages for more details.