This list is very quiet but hopefully that means nobody is having problems
with this excellent database management software.
I set the list up in Freelists to prevent what I consider a valuable
resource from disappearing when Yahoo closed their lists facility last year.
Just out of interest what is the largest database any of you have
constructed with Datapower?
I am currently compiling a local newspaper historic photograph negative
index in DP3. We have a team of transcribers entering information from
photographs of the handwritten index ledgers into Excel spreadsheets.
These annual spreadsheets then come to me where I extract the data in CSV
files which I drop into the DP database on an ancient RO 4.02 RiscPC. It's a
flat-field database and because of that the output is readable in the
ancient free PC DP2 reader software (does anyone have a copy of the Mac
version by any chance?)
That allows anyone interested to be able to access the database from the
Currently the database is holding just over 52,000 individual records and
measures 7MB in size.