Advert for something relevant that makes me happy

jackie e stallcup jstallcup at
Fri Nov 8 12:06:20 EST 2002

Ohh, Mr. Database--how exciting!  I know NOTHING about databases, on the
other hand, so we have the entire spectrum of knowledge represented here.

All I know is that it is called Dbase, and my Dad installed it.  I'll
start with asking him about it--he knows a lot about computers and can
probably help me so I'll see if he can help me convert it.  

Thank you for your kind offer--if Dad can't help, I may be emailing you
off list for some advice, if that's ok!

Jackie S.

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002 22:31:57 -0700 "Jacob Proffitt" <Jacob at>
> ---Original Message From: jstallcup at
> >
> > oh, this does sound like fun!
> >
> > I use a very very old version of DBase that doesn't even
> > allow for using a mouse.  But the big positive for it is...
> > the books are all already entered.  I did it over the course
> > of a very long time and the thought of going back and
> > entering them all again... oh, it's just daunting!  But I'm
> > going to save the info on this just in case I suddenly feel
> > inspired to upgrade.
> >
> > After you got the program going the way you wanted, how long
> > is it taking you to enter your books?  Could I do 3300 books
> > in a few days?
> >
> > Thanks for the info!
> Is this a home-grown database?  If it isn't, there's a chance that 
> you
> can find something that will convert it to a standard format (there 
> are
> several, ahem).  Even if you can export it to comma delimited, I 
> could
> see what I can do to convert it to something else.  I *am* Mr. 
> Database
> Man, and it is *tons* easier to convert data than to program the 
> entire
> thing.
> Jacob Proffitt
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