How can you add or delete databases from a ProQuest Dialog multi-file, multi-step alert?



There is no option to select/deselect databases in a multi-file, multi-step alert, the only option is to make use of the fdb (from databases) command.

The following steps will allow you to edit the database coverage for any alert.

Add a new database to an existing alert

  1. From the alerts tab in My Research select the alert in question
  2. Select the "Modify alert" option
  3. Either from the edit table or command line add the relevant fdb command(s) which represent the new database(s) to be added
  4. This should be added on the final search step of the alert
  5. Save the revised search strategy and save the modified alert

For this alert, the list of databases will now change and show the new database(s) added.

Delete a new database from an existing alert

  1. From the alerts tab in My Research select the alert in question
  2. Select the "Modify alert" option
  3. Either from the edit table or command line add the relevant fdb command(s) which represent all the revised databases to be searched
  4. This should be added on the final search step of the alert
  5. Save the revised search strategy and save the modified alert

For this alert, the list of databases will now change and show the revised list of databases.