SongSelect 3.0 Support ProModule
SongSelect 3.0 Support ProModule
This ProModule provides SongShow Plus access to the
SongSelect 3.0 database.
SongSelect 3.0 has been discontinued by CCLI
as a product. This ProModule will only be of use to you if you presently
have a licensed copy of SongSelect 3.0.
SongSelect 3.0 provides five Memo fields for notes and comments.
SongShow Plus only supports a single notes field. By default, Memo 1
is used for this. You can, however, select an alternate Memo field to use
SongShow Plus supports eight verses, four choruses, three bridges, and an
ending. SongSelect 3.0, on the other hand, supports only six verses, a
chorus, and three Misc fields. SongShow Plus will store the extra song
information in one of the Misc fields. By default, this will be Misc
1. You can, however, select an alternate Misc field to use for this.
To change these settings, from the Start menu, select SongShow Plus >
Utilities, then click the Song Database Sources button. This
will open the window that will let you test and configure the SongSelect 3.0
Click here to run
the database utility now.
Windows XP/2000 Issues
Please note that SongSelect 3.0 will not run from a limited user account on
Windows XP or 2000. The official recommendation from CCLI seems to be that
a user using SongSelect 3.0 on this platform should be given administrator
rights. However, to use SongSelect 3.0 with SongShow Plus, it is not
necessary to do this, but you will need to assign additional rights to a
subfolder in the Program Files folder.
To do this, modify the security settings of the C:\Program
Files\SongSelect 3.0 subfolder so that limited users (those in the Users
group) have write and modify permission to that folder, its subfolders, and all
files with these folders. Note that if your file system is FAT32, this
step is not necessary. Folder level security is only available on NTFS
file systems. Please also remember that even with this fix, SongSelect 3.0
will not run on its own from a limited user account, but will be accessible by
- Added a method to export user added songs to other song
databases. Requires SongShow Plus 5.3 or later.
- Fixed problem where, when restoring songs from a
backup, certains songs would get restored, even if they hadn't been selected
to be restored.
- Fixed problem where sequence, shortlist, reference,
tempo, and other fields are not transfered in a backup/restore.
- The module will now check the expiration date of SongSelect and warn users
within thirty days of the date.
- Fixed problem where some information (such as the ShorList) flag was not
transferred in the Backup/Restore Utiliyt.
- Fixed problem where not all SongShow Plus information is removed with the Remove
SongShow Plus Data Fields utility.
- Various resource leaks fixed.
- When using the Backup/Restore Utility, you will now be alerted if you
attempt to use the "Overwrite if newer" option for a restore
process. This is because SongSelect 3.0 does not support this feature.
- Songs in a backup list are now sorted alphabetically.
- The special SongShow Plus fields used for ShortList, Reference, CCLI Song
#, Tempo, and Key Range are now saved in the backup file. This means
that ShortList information can now be transferred from one machine to
another, even for stock SongSelect songs.
- A new utility has been added that lets you remove all SongShow Plus
specific data fields from the SongSelect database. This can be used if
you plan to discontinue use of SongShow Plus with SongSelect.
If you were a SongSelect 2.1 user, the following notes will be of special
Converting a SongSelect 2.1 database
SongSelect 3.0 provides a routine that lets you import an older version database
into the 3.0 format.
Please note that when SongSelect imports the 2.1 database into the 3.0
database, all user added songs are assigned new Song IDs. This creates a
problem for SongShow Plus programs built using the 2.1 database because the old
SongIDs are no longer valid.
Alphabetic/All Song Search
Alphabetic search is now supported by SongSelect 3.0! Also, the
capability to view the entire database is also available. Note: on slower
systems, it may take many seconds to load the song list when the All Songs
Moving Individual Songs
Also now available is the capability to move individual songs from one
machine to another through the SongShow Plus Backup Utility (this was not
possible with SongSelect 2.1).