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Dee Dee Warren
August 13th 2003, 08:58 PM
Hey I need a recommendation for a database program. This is what I need it for. I am a legal assistant and work on document intensive cases that deal with repair and maintenance records of buildings.
I need a program that I can customize the fields such as:
Type of repair
Bates Stamp number
I need to be able to print lists sorted by different fields.
by bates number
Now knowing that I need something easy, what do you recommend?
August 13th 2003, 09:30 PM
I would recommend either Access or Exel.
Exel would be the easier of the two, but Access has some nice wissels that allows you to sort things by type and to organzie that way. I only use the Tables function and it works perfect
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Here is a group of my books that I have cataloged. As you see that categories are at the top. I can sort them by anyone of those categories. It is works very well for the type of function you mentioned.
August 13th 2003, 10:24 PM
Today @ 09:30 PM post located here (http://www.theologyweb.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=183275#post183275)
I would recommend either Access or Excel.
Excel would be the easier of the two, but Access has some nice whistles that allows you to sort things by type and to organize that way. I only use the Tables function and it works perfectly
I agree :thumb:
Access is a bit more difficult, but the nice thing is that you can also open the Access stuff in Excel if you have Office.
(yeah, I was a Librarian :smug:)
August 14th 2003, 11:39 AM
Access is pretty intuitive as well. You can make some nice sorted reports with your data too once you have everything in the way you want it.
August 21st 2003, 04:24 PM
DDW, definately take a look at access. Though you could use Excel and it would work fine, it would lake the true database capabilites of an actual database program. With access you can store your data in tables and either access it by tables or queries. The other cool feature with Access that might interest you, is the ability to create printable reports from within Access. Now I know people will say that you can print a spreadsheet, but a spreadsheet is a spreadsheet and not a customized Access report.
Dee Dee Warren
August 22nd 2003, 04:42 PM
Thanks guys I will look into Access. My boss pretty much gave me the go ahead to find and purchase a program for my use. Are there Access users here who can help me with questions?
August 22nd 2003, 05:12 PM
I can or I can get my wife to answer questions as she had to do some programming in it at work this last year
August 22nd 2003, 05:13 PM
What kind of a budget did your boss give you? :eh:
Given enough time, and enough of a budget, I'd happily write one. :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:
Dee Dee Warren
August 22nd 2003, 05:16 PM
And I am sure it would be better than what I would buy, but he is thinking along the lines of a store bougth program budget....
August 22nd 2003, 05:19 PM
Dee Dee Warren:
And I am sure it would be better than what I would buy
Then you have not seen my client side skills... :uneasy:
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