Re: Inventory Database - where can I find a good free download...

Steve Martinak wrote in
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> > Bill wrote:
> >
> >> Cookie wrote:
> >> is there any freeware or shareware out there that will give a person
> >> a quick easy way to inventory rolling stock, bldgs, etc of a model
> >> railroad layout?
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> >> Model Railroad Inventory might have something:
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> >> Bill
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> > Using Lotus Approach I put together a database (NOT a spreadsheet!) > > which has
> > fields very similar in nature to the screen shot for the MRI software.
> > I've also added drop-downs to a couple of the fields, and I've
> > included a field in each record for a photo of the item.
> >
> > My database screens don't have the polished look that the MRI screen
> > shot shows,
> > but they are certainly functional. It was the first database I ever
> > set up, and it took me all of about 30 minutes to do it. Of course,
> > you can do queries on any field(s) to find an item or put together
> > reports. I took two such lists to Trainfest Sunday: A basic roster
> > of everything so I wouldn't buy any duplicates, and a DCC conversion
> > list for my locos in case anyone was giving away free decoders. ;-) > >
> > Since the original poster indicated that he is currently using > > Office XP, I'd
> > encourage him to try Access before he spends money on another piece of
> > software. However, if he really wants to, or for those who don't
> > already have a database product, MRI looks like a really nice package. > >
> > Steve
> >
> >
>
> Hi Steve,
> you willin' ta share? Think I can haul in a lotus into Access.. op sys
> here is XP pro - with XP Office and yes have it in a spreadsheet right
> now or at least part of it-- and want to do a db in access -
> br
> Cookie
> snipped-for-privacy@cox.net
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> --
> " Life isn't like a box of chocolates...it's more like a jar of
> jalapenos.
> What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow."
Let me see if I can pull some kind of template out of Lotus Approach. My
wife has Office 2000 (I think) so maybe I can do something there. Give me a
couple days and I'll try to figure something out...
Steve
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Steve Martinak
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Steve Martinak wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@ifyoucan.net:
many thanks, Steve appreciated... email here is snipped-for-privacy@cox.net br Cookie
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Cookie
Here is a Windows based EXE Inventory program I wrote myself. Its freeware.
Follow link at "Inventory Program" link
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Let me know if you have any hassles
Nigel LakewoodATwave.co.nz
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Nigel Nichols
Nigel, thanks for sharing your site and your programs! Even though I'm currently using Lotus Approach as noted in a previous post in this thread, I like the look of your program and intend to try it out.
Steve
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Steve Martinak
Hi Steve
You are welcome. Let me know if you need to know anything about the program. I will do the "help" file soon.
Nigel
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