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#1 jonro

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 23:58

My fountain pen inventory database is ready to download. There is a version for both Mac and PC users. The database maintains a lot of useful information about your fountain pen collection, including basic descriptive info, prices paid, repairs made and unlimited photographs. It also makes it very easy to post reviews to FPN. This database isn't associated with FPN, but I did add a couple of features that plays nicely with FPN.

As I mentioned, there's a Mac and a PC version. I ran into some font issues on the PC and had to make a a couple of small changes to the PC version in order to get it posted without delay. There isn't a large difference, but the Mac version looks a little nicer.

When you download it and unzip it, you will see a file and a folder named Fountain Pen Inventory. The file is an alias to the main program file in the folder. I don't usually distribute my solutions as standalone runtime databases. I've tested it as carefully as I could, but let me know if you have any issues. Even better, let me know if you like it, too. There is no charge for Fountain Pen Inventory. It's my gift to the FPN fountain pen community. You can redistribute it to someone else, but are not allowed to charge for it, modify it or present it as your own work.

Enough of the intro, you can download it at: http://www.jonro.com/downloads/

Regards,

Jon

Edited by jonro, 09 April 2007 - 02:53.


#2 Bayes

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 00:50

I downloaded it. Thanks!

I've always liked FileMakerPro. I keep meaning to get a copy and start using it. I just haven't had much need for a database.


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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:07

Wow! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just imported my existing database from Excel, and this is a much more intuitive way of keeping the info up to date.
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:43

very nice! smile.gif
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:28

Do I need a copy of filemaker pro to use this database?
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#6 Bayes

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:37

Nope. It's a standalone application created with the developer's version of FMP.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:48

thanks
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 03:06

Absolutely stellar, Jon! My compliments to the "chef"!
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 04:39

Wow, very nice- thank you for sharing this! There will be a few pleasurable hours ahead, getting this filled in and set up - an excellent tool.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 04:41

Jon:

Thanks! What a wonderfully generous contribution to the pen collecting
community.

Best,

Gary K.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:48

Hello that is a veru clean,great and usefull tool.
Easy to use.
Thank you very much for sharing with us !

Just a question, is it possible to sort the results also by "sold/traded to" informations, it can be usefull to rank the best buyers :-)

Have a nice day
Best regards
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#12 jonro

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:17

QUOTE (Epictete92 @ Apr 9 2007, 06:48 AM)
Hello that is a veru clean,great and usefull tool.
Easy to use.
Thank you very much for sharing with us !

Just a question, is it possible to sort the results also by "sold/traded to" informations, it can be usefull to rank the best buyers :-)

Have a nice day
Best regards
Jean Elie

Thanks, Jean Elie! I'm glad that you and everyone else here are enjoying FPI. You can sort the database on any field or combination of fields. Select Sort from the Fountain Pen menu or type Cmd-S. You can select sort fields from that dialog. The field named "Sold_To" is the one you are looking for.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 13:14

Thanks Jonro. Spent a couple of hours playing around and really like what you've done. My compliments to the programmer.

Rick.

edit for spelling.

Edited by Video11, 09 April 2007 - 13:15.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 18:05

Hey this was really a nice gesture, thank you. I did not realize I had so many pens.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 18:07

Wow, do I need this for my ink inventory. I own lots more ink than pens. Well, maybe not lots... wink.gif
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 18:30

QUOTE (Margana @ Apr 9 2007, 06:07 PM)
Wow, do I need this for my ink inventory. I own lots more ink than pens. Well, maybe not lots... wink.gif

Ink support is already planned for the next release. I'd be interested to hear what information about your inks that you would like to track.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 18:53

QUOTE (jonro @ Apr 9 2007, 10:30 AM)
QUOTE (Margana @ Apr 9 2007, 06:07 PM)
Wow, do I need this for my ink inventory. I own lots more ink than pens. Well, maybe not lots...  wink.gif

Ink support is already planned for the next release. I'd be interested to hear what information about your inks that you would like to track.

Jon

There are some serious inkophiles here so why don't you start a discussion in Inky Thoughts to get some of them involved. smile.gif
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Posted 09 April 2007 - 18:55

Flawless program. Thank you once again. An ink one would be nice as well rolleyes.gif


PS. I love the FPN review function. Very handy.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 19:22

Thanks, jonro!

This is better than the program I bought for this purpose. Great work! eureka.gif
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 11:31

Miserable wriggling newbie that I am, I find myself baffled by the "Nib_Stroke" field. Wussat?

Otherwise, supercool resource.
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