Adding a File Type


The file type is one of the pieces of information describing a file rendition. The administrator should create the file types required and used by the Telescope users.

This article provides the process of adding a new file type in Telescope.


  1. Log in to TSAdmin as a database administrator, click File Types in the navigation pane.

  2. Click the Add button to add a new file type.


  3. In the window that opens, fill in the details for the new file type as per the following instructions.

    1. Enter a four-character code in the File Type field.

    2. Enter a Description for the file type.

    3. In Choose New Thumbnail, click Browse to select a thumbnail image file to represent the file type and then click Apply.

  4. Click the Save button on the top right corner to save your changes.

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The new file type should be visible in the File Types list.

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