Category : Databases and related files
Archive   : DATAMAGE.ZIP
Filename : DBSELOAD.HLP

 
Output of file : DBSELOAD.HLP contained in archive : DATAMAGE.ZIP

"FILE SELECTION HELP"

"The program has read your data disk and displayed a list of files for"
"you to view. The kind of files displayed depends on where you were"
"in THE DATAMAGE when you directed the program to display a list of"
"files. You could be viewing data, marker, I/O group or macro files."

"The program has the capacity to hold fifty files of each type. Press"
"the up/down arrow, page up/down or home/end keys to highlight the"
"file of your choice. Press return to select the file, or the D key"
"to permanently erase it from the disk."

"Pressing escape, if you are selecting marker, macro or I/O groups,"
"will abort the disk load and return you to the program."

"If you are viewing datafiles pressing escape enables the program to"
"access files not recorded in sub-dirs off the directory holding the"
"programs. You will be prompted to enter the pathname holding the des-"
"ired file. The way the program will respond to your entry depends on"
"the last character you enter."

"If you have several files in sub-dirs off the root on A: and you want"
"the program to make you a menu of them enter A:, and press return."

"If you have only one file on A:, in the root directory, and wish to"
"load that file then enter A:\, and press return. If you record files"
"that way the program WILL NOT make a menu, as there are no sub-dirs"
"on A:, and the menu is made by checking sub-dirs for DATAMAGE files."

"If you have more than fifty datafiles on C: you must put the fifty-"
"first someplace else, as the program can access only fifty datafiles"
"on one menu. So, make a new dir off the root on C:, and call it"
"DATABNK1, or whatever."

"To access a file in the databank press escape from the menu and enter"
"\DATABNK1. The program will make a menu of the datafiles in sub-dirs"
"of C:\DATABNK1, and you may select your file in the normal manner."

"If you are in a hurry and you know the complete pathname, enter it"
"and add a backslash (\) as the final character. You might enter the"
"full path as \DATABNK1\INVNTORY\. Provided there is a path of that"
"name, and it contains a DATAMAGE file, the program will bypass the"
"menu operation and load the datafile."