PlayLists Active SQL Examples
One of the best features of PinUP Popper is the use of active sql playlists. These are different than regular playlists where you add/remove games manually to those. With Acitive SQL Playlists, they will query the sql database in realtime so that the list is populated based on data from game manager. That way you don't need to maintain the playlist. For example, An Active Playlist could list all games from 1990-2000….if you add a new table/game to your system and set its date field, the list will automatically update while you're in the frontend.
Sample Video by user showing example config: https://youtu.be/-ZwC32AzgIM
Here are some sample of Playlists and the SQL you can set to use them:
If you are power user you can download a free sql util like : http://sqlitestudio.pl You can interactive and test sql easier with this db browser.
note: do not change the modify the database structure or datatypes. If you need to add your own data into the sql, then add a new table and join.
How to make a 'mature' sql playlist and hide them from others
You want on each of these 'mature' games, the first field in game manager is “status'. set to mature/hidden.
Note: if you are using any active sql playlist make sure you filter out and use visible=1 so it doesn't pickup any mature games…..
Here are the some columns for Games Table.
GameID INTEGER EMUID INTEGER, GameName VARCHAR (200) GameFileName VARCHAR (250) GameDisplay VARCHAR (200) UseEmuDefaults INTEGER, Visible INTEGER DEFAULT (1), Notes TEXT, DateAdded DATETIME, GameYear INTEGER, ROM VARCHAR (100), Manufact VARCHAR (200), NumPlayers INTEGER, ResolutionX INTEGER, ResolutionY INTEGER, OutputScreen INTEGER, ThemeColor INTEGER, GameType VARCHAR (50), TAGS VARCHAR (200), Category VARCHAR (200), Author VARCHAR (200), LaunchCustomVar VARCHAR (200), GKeepDisplays VARCHAR (50), GameTheme VARCHAR (100), GameRating INTEGER, Special TEXT, sysVolume INTEGER, DOFStuff VARCHAR (250), MediaSearch VARCHAR (100), AudioChannels VARCHAR (50), CUSTOM2 VARCHAR (100), CUSTOM3 VARCHAR (100), GAMEVER VARCHAR (100), ALTEXE VARCHAR (250), IPDBNum VARCHAR (100), DateUpdated DATETIME, DateFileUpdated DATETIME, AutoRecFlag INTEGER DEFAULT 0, AltRunMode VARCHAR (250), WebLinkURL VARCHAR (1000), DesignedBy VARCHAR (200)
- Playlist that will show you the last 10 games you've updated in Popper (via drag/drop update method)
Select * from games where visible=1 order by datefileupdated DESC LIMIT 10
- Based on GameType, list all DMD (and color DMD) games:
SELECT * FROM Games WHERE (GameType= "DMDc" or GameType= "DMD") ORDER BY GameDisplay
- Using the TAG “ignore” remove certain games from any list:
SELECT * FROM Games WHERE (GameType= "DMDc" or GameType= "DMD") and tags not like "%ignore%" ORDER BY GameDisplay
- Playlist for Pinsound tables (using field LaunchCustomVar)
SELECT * FROM Games WHERE ( LaunchCustomVar LIKE "%pinsound%" or LaunchCustomVar LIKE "%altsound%") and TAGS NOT LIKE "%ignore%" ORDER BY "GameDisplay"
- Playlist for adult games:
select * from games JOIN Emulators on Games.EmuID = emulators.EmuID where TAGS LIKE "%adult%" and TAGS NOT LIKE "%ignore%" ORDER BY "GameDisplay"