Category : Databases and related files
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Database Querying and Sorting Procedures


This addendum's purpose is to better explain the procedures for querying your database and sorting records. This memo is an addendum to the User Guide. We apologize for not explaining these procedures better in the documentation.

Query Database

StampBase is setup for the user to query the database for groups of records that meet the criteria you enter in the data entry and query fields. Queries can be done on multiple fields. For example, to find all United States stamps in mint condition with a market value of $10 use the following procedure:

1. Enter "United States" in the Country query field.
2. Enter "Mint" in the Condition query field.
3. Enter "10" in the Market Value query field.
4. Point to the Equal (=) button and click. Point to the Equal to Greater Than (=>) button to find records equal to or greater than the criteria entered in 1 through 3 above.
5. Point to the Screen or Printer buttons to display or print the records found by the program that meet the criteria in 1 through 4 above.


Sort Database

Sorting the database is done differently from a query. Text and alpha-numeric fields such as country and catalog number are sorted by entering an "a" in the query field and clicking on the Equal to Greater Than (=>) button. Numeric fields such as cost are sorted by entering ".00" in the query field and clicking on the Equal to Greater Than (=>) button. The purchase date field is sorted by entering a "0" in the query field and clicking on the Equal to Greater Than (=>) button. The database can be sorted on multiple fields. Point to the Screen or Printer buttons to display or print the records.



  3 Responses to “Category : Databases and related files
Archive   : STAMPB15.ZIP
Filename : ADDENDUM.DOC

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