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DREAM is a relational database program that comes in three diskettes, all three needed to complete the package. The archiving procedure was used to combine the contents of original five DREAM disks into three. DREAM, produced by PC-Systems, is a relational database system with extreme power and flexiblity. Much like dBASE, it can custom design database applications, which include reports, sorting abilities, query abilities, and data entry and retrieval abilities without writing code. DREAM comes complete with over 200K worth of on-line and manual documentation which lead the user step by step through the program. DREAM can handle over 32,000 records per data file with over 1,500 characters per fixed record length. Features: ~ Two modes of operation: technical and end user. ~ Three levels of data protection. ~ Multiple views of data. ~ Multiple record updates (batch processing). ~ Edit, format, and range tests on input. ~ Computations on input/output, including computations with dates. ~ Auto-generation and duplication of data fields and records. ~ Single data file reports - post or concurrent with data entry. ~ Relational operations for multiple files. ~ Data restructuring. ~ Copying/moving data from one file to another. ~ Screen painting for data entry and reports. ~ Windowing technique for multiple data files. ~ Unique report layout features. ~ Four character sizes for reports and labels. ~ Multiple look-up and data transfer from outside files. ~ On-line help and tutorial. ~ Interrupt routines using function keys. ~ Color selection. ~ ASCII file format and portability of data. ~ Five levels of user expertise. ~ Electronic note pad.
Disk No.:____ Program Title: DREAM (Data Retrieval, Entry, And Management) Version: 2.2 Software Author: PC-SYSTEMS, Inc., 307 Barwynne Lane, Wynnewood, PA 19151 REGISTRATION ------------ Registration fee for DREAM software package is $59.00 payable to PC-SYSTEMS. Registered users will receive notifications of future updates, a copy of DREAM User Guide (shipping and handling charges are included in the registration fee), and software support. Program Description ------------------- DREAM - Data Retrieval, Entry, And Management - is a menu-driven data base management system with relational capabilities. Version 2.2 offers several improvements over previous version, it is re-written in Microsoft QuickBASIC Compiler for faster execution. We corrected several errors which were noted by DREAM users. The size of the program was decreased by about 30%. One of the strong features of DREAM is that it accommodates both technical and end users by providing two modes of operations. The TECHNICAL USER (or "application designer") is supplied with powerful yet easy to understand functions and with five (5) levels of complexity which are based on user expertise with the system. Designer creates files, designs reports, sorts, queries, etc. With this power, the entire data base application can be built and made menu driven. Later in the non-technical or END USER environment, someone without programming knowledge, such as a data entry person, can use DREAM in a very structured, limited and easy manner to perform file manipulations from the constructed system. In short, a technical user can build a powerful system for someone else to use by employing menu driven options that are nontechnical. Main Features Of DREAM ---------------------- * two modes of operation: technical and end user * three levels of data protection * multiple views of data * powerful query and selection facility * multiple record updates (batch processing) * edit, format, and range tests on input * computations on input/output, including computations with dates * auto-generation and duplication of data fields and records * single data file reports - post or concurrent with data entry * scrolling and searching within generated reports * relational operations for multiple files * multi-file reports - post data entry * procedures for multiple report generation * data restructuring * copying/moving data from one file to another * sort on fields, sub-fields, and special formats * screen painting for data entry and reports * full screen operations * windowing technique for multiple data files * unique report layout features * summary reports with totals and subtotals * four character sizes for reports and labels * multiple look-up and data transfer from outside files * 140K of on-line help and tutorial (F4) * interrupt routines using function keys (F1 - F3). * multi-key index organization * color selection * re-definable set of keywords for the system and for each user * ASCII file format and portability of data * system catalog accessible for updates * five levels of user expertise * electronic note pad (Alt+F4) * descriptive titles of the files, reports, and procedures for easy access by end users Hardware and Software requirements: * IBM PC, XT, AT or compatible * PC-DOS or MS-DOS version 2.02 or higher * 256K bytes RAM * two double-sided/double-density floppy disk drives or one hard disk * color monitor (CGA) and printers are supported System specifications: * maximum fields per record is 60 * maximum records per file is 32,767 * maximum characters per field is 79 * fixed record length with maximum of 1,580 characters * maximum total length of sort fields is 255 characters * maximum files per report and per relationship is 9 * maximum total length of key fields (indices) is 80 characters * maximum view screens per data file is 30 * maximum view screens per access name is 30 * lookup table capacity is 10,000 characters (in memory) * maximum lookup fields per view screen is 10 * maximum computational fields per view screen is 10 * maximum levels of parentheses for query and computations is 5 * maximum procedures per access name is 30 PROGRAM OPERATION ----------------- A. Computer Configuration With A Hard Disk. ---------------------------------------- Change directory to DREAM. To start a DREAM session in technical user mode, type DREAM at the prompt, and press Enter key. For end-user mode, type UD and press Enter key. HOW TO USE SAMPLE APPLICATIONS ------------------------------ No. Application Access Name Relational -- ----------- ----------- ---------- 1. PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION EMPL No 2. SUPPLY - DEMAND MODEL TRAN Yes At the start of DREAM session, the request "ENTER ACCESS NAME" is displayed. To use a sample application, enter one of the above access names; select an option from main menu and proceed. Complete explanation about the sample applications are found in User Guide. WHEN INSTALLATION IS COMPLETE, PROGRAM IS INITIATED BY TYPING: DREAM [ENTER] - TECHNICAL (designer) ENVIRONMENT UD [ENTER] - NONTECHNICAL (end user) ENVIRONMENT ******************************************************************************* * PC-SYSTEMS has recently released a new product: MODEL-S. * * * * This is a CASE and rapid prototyping tool for developing data base * * applications. In addition to many features, it has a sophisticated screen * * painter; the screens and forms may be exported to DREAM for execution * * without any changes. MODEL-S may be purchased from PC-SYSTEMS for $99.00. * ******************************************************************************* File Descriptions -------------------DREAM diskette #1 DREAM2 ARC archived file: VIEWDATA EXE Program module - data entry module VIEWMAIN EXE Program module - data entry/report setup VIEWFORM EXE Program module - print/display report VIEWQRY EXE Program module - user selection options VIEWSORT EXE Program module - sort data DREAM4 ARC archived files COMMENU EXE Menu module ADMIN EXE Program module - administrative options REORG EXE Program module - reorganize report format DREAM5 ARC archived file: ???????? ADM Catalog files HELPUSER ??? On-line help files ???????? DAT Sample applications, data files ???????? SCR Sample applications, screen files ???????? IND Sample applications, index files ???????? CTL Sample applications, control files ???????? FRM Sample applications, form files INSTALL DOC Description of installation procedure. INSTALL BAT Installation driver for 2 floppy disk drives PKXARC EXE Un-archiving program Version 1.1 by PKWARE -------------------DREAM diskette #2 DREAM1 ARC Archived files READ-ME DOC This review of DREAM BRUN20 EXE QuickBASIC run-time module by MICROSOFT COMLIST LST program commamds file DESEDIT EXE Program module - design edit DESIGN EXE Design program module DREAM BAT Batch file for technical mode, hard disk drive UD BAT Batch file for user mode, hard disk drive DREAM3 ARC archived files REPMAIN EXE Program module - main routine REPSORT EXE Program module - sort related data bases REPQRY EXE Program module - query REPFORM EXE Program molule - display/print report INSTALL BAT Installation batch file PARM SYS Parameter system file
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