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A complete hierarchical database system of the master/detail (or mother/daughter) type and, although written for BASIC programmers, is particularly well-suited to inventory systems, payroll or job control systems. A series of program generators create both a custom database (with up to 10 files) and BASIC programs to operate against the custom database. The generated programs can be easily modified. The system has excellent documentation and BASIC source code is included. This is the database management system for anyone who doesn't want to go to the expense and trouble of learning a new programming language.
Disk No: 1025 Disk Title: PDS*BASE 2 of 2 (396 also) PC-SIG Version: S3.5 Program Title: PDS*BASE Database System Author Version: 4.04 Author Registration: $40.00 Special Requirements: A version of BASIC and two floppy drives. A complete hierarchical database system of the master/detail (or mother/daughter) type and, although written for BASIC programmers, is particularly well-suited to inventory systems, payroll or job control systems. A series of program generators create both a custom database (with up to 10 files) and BASIC programs to operate against the custom database. The generated programs can be easily modified. The system has excellent documentation and BASIC source code is included. This is the database management system for anyone who doesn't want to go to the expense and trouble of learning a new programming language. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
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Version 4.04 PDS*BASE DATA BASE SYSTEM REGISTRATION FORM 03/10/90 Thank you for evaluating my Shareware Software. If you find that you are able to use this software beyond the evaluation stage, you MUST register your copy with PRO DEV Software. The Registration Fee is only $40.00 FOR EACH COPY IN USE. The next page is the order form. To insure your satisfaction, I offer the following. Pre-Registration Support You can call (preferred) or write to PRO DEV Software with any necessary questions about setting up or effectively using this Shareware IF you encounter problems. This system is used mostly by those that already program in the BASIC language. Please be sure to follow the Setup instructions in the README.DOC file . . . COPY A:README.DOC PRN (Enter) . . . before calling or writing. If I determine that you have received a faulty evaluation copy, I will probably send you a complimentary evaluation copy. PRO DEV Software's hours are 8:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday Eastern Time USA. Here is what you will get for your registering. 1. You will receive a registered copy of the latest version of the PDS*BASE Data Base system Shareware disk. You will NOT have to enter the copyright screen random number. You will also be able to skip the closing screen. You will NOT be sent a printed copy of the documentation as the on-disk manual is complete and describes all features. This also holds down the registration cost of this powerful system. 2. You will receive at least 1 year of telephone (preferred) or written support. For registrants outside the USA or Canada, I will not be able to return telephone calls as the overseas rates can rapidly exceed the low registration cost. 3. If you discover what appears to be a bug, PRO DEV Software will attempt to resolve the bug within 30 days from the time that PRO DEV Software receives your full telephoned (preferred) or written description of the bug. If the cause of the perceived bug is a result of unusual hardware or software that you are using, PRO DEV Software can not always modify the programs to operate with your unusual arrangements. Version 4.04 PDS*BASE DATA BASE SYSTEM REGISTRATION FORM 03/10/90 Please Send Check, Money Order, Postal Order OR you can enter your American Express, Master or Visa card number below along with your signature. If you are outside the USA or Canada obtain a check from your bank in USA funds on a USA bank. You may find it easiest to send an American Express Check or even USA cash. Canadian registrants can submit their check using Canadian funds WITHOUT exchange rate adjustments. If Canadians use a Credit Card the Credit Card Company WILL apply the current exchange rate. Registrants outside the USA or Canada should add an extra $5.00 USA equivalent to cover extra banking and/or postage costs. Send $40 ($45 non-USA/Canada) FOR EACH COPY to: PRO DEV Software 545 Grover Road Muskegon, Michigan 49442 Desired Disk Format: 5 1/4 360k __ 3 1/2 720k __ NAME _____________________________________________________________________ COMPANY __________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ CITY _______________________________ STATE ____________ ZIP _____________ PHONE _____________________________ SIGNATURE ___________________________ (In case of questions & Credit Card) (Required ONLY for Credit Card) Type of payment Check/Money Order__ American Express Card__ Master Card__ Visa Card__ Credit Card Number _________ _________ _________ ________ Expires ___/___ You can phone your order/questions to PRO DEV Software at 616-788-2243 (8:00-5:00 M-F Eastern Time). If you reach my answering machine I will return USA/Canada calls. You can also register with PRO DEV Software via an EasyPlex message to CompuServe PPN: 72617,1266. Or, you can order from: Public (Software) Library Shareware Marketing 1-800-2424-PSL (for ORDERS only) Beer 1-713-665-7017 (information only) ENGLAND Box 35705 Houston, TX 77235-5705 EX12 3HW Master/Visa Accepted Tel 0297 24088 ASP Vendor Member ASP Vendor Member Version 4.04 PDS*BASE 03/10/90
Copyright 1989 by PRO DEV Software PDS*BASE Version 4.04 March 10, 1990 To Disk Copying OR Bulletin Board Service Librarian OR SYSOP: You are authorized . . . This file authorizes you to include the (2) disk PDS*BASE Data Base system Version 4.04 Shareware software in your Shareware Cataloging and Disk Copying Service or BBS. This is a non-exclusive authorization. Further, this file notifies you that you may NOT continue distribute or allow BBS access to any PDS*BASE software with any version lower than Version 4.04 and file date stamps of 03-10-90. I request that you NOT . . . You may not further compress the software on these disks, particularly so as to add competing Shareware or Public Domain software to the disks. If you operate an Electronic Bulletin Board service, you MAY compress this entire system for use on the BBS as long as you do NOT first unSCRNCH the MANUAL.EXE, UTILDOC.EXE and PRIMER.EXE files. Please note that previous issues of the PDS*BASE disks included the PKWARE software on the distribution disk and the instruction manual was compressed from many individual files. This release (with all files dated 03-10-90) will unSCRNCH the MANUAL.EXE file into just one (1) PDSBASE.DOC file. The PDSBASE.EXE program (also dated 03-10-90) is rewritten to print from one PDSBASE.DOC file rather than the prior many files. Thus, BE SURE to place BOTH of these disks into your library or I will get nasty calls and letters from your customers. You may . . . Disk Copying Services are encouraged to add your own files to the disks. I think that I have allowed sufficient space to do that. Now that I have gotten all of that legal stuff out of the way, let me tell you about the PDS*BASE Data Base system. For three very important reasons, the PDS*BASE Data Base system is probably the most unusual data base system in the Shareware market place. FIRST This is a multi-file automatic relational data base system. This random access hierarchal type of file arrangement is often referred to as a Master/Detail or Mother/Daughter relational data base. You can also have stand-alone random accessed files. SECOND The PDS*BASE Data Base system generates (or writes) BASIC language programs to operate the data base. Thus, after the user defines the data files and their relations, stand-alone BASIC programs take over from there. This allows anyone conversant in the BASIC language to "tweek" the generated programs to obtain incredible power over their data. THIRD Since the system generates BASIC language programs, a 66 page on-disk BASIC Language Primer is included for those that always wanted to learn BASIC, but couldn't find a book written in "people" language. Now they have one. Copyright 1989 by PRO DEV Software PDS*BASE Version 4.04 March 10 - Page 2 This release adds a second utility program to create Mail Label programs and programs to export and import data from other systems. The Shareware disks have complete documentation and fully functional programs. Following are one liner and complete descriptions to include in your catalog: 1. One Liner Description (disk number) PDS*BASE Multi-File Data Base system perfect for the BASIC programmer (2 disks) [ASP] 2. Complete Description PDS*BASE Data Base system (2 disks) [ASP]. This is a multi-file data base system for those that want nothing hidden. The system allows you to define your single or multi-file random access data base and the system then generates BASIC language programs to operate your data base. The program definer/generator has pull-down menus, pop-up F1 Help Screens, full on-screen editing and much more. The system will generate a variety of report programs that can automatically pull together data from one or many data base files as required. Since the system gives you customized BASIC language programs, you can modify those programs to add additional features as desired. The documentation disk includes a complete 144 page instruction manual and a 66 page on-disk "BASIC Primer" book for those that always wanted to learn BASIC, but couldn't find an easy-to-read manual. Although designed with the BASIC programmer in mind, this system can also easily be used by non-programmers. The step-by-step examples show you how to create, run and report on your custom data base files without even looking at the BASIC language programs. Included is a flexible menu program for automatically running the BASIC programs. The system requires DOS 2.0 or higher with either BASICA or GWBASIC. Thank you very much for carrying my Shareware software. If you have any questions, please write or call 616-788-2243 or CompuServe 72617,1266. _______ Very truly yours, ____|__ | (tm) --| | |------------------- | ____|__ | Association of | | |_| Shareware |__| o | Professionals George Abbott -----| | |--------------------- |___|___| MEMBER
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ VERSION4 04 64 3-10-90 12:00p MANUAL EXE 109236 3-10-90 12:00p UTILDOC EXE 52113 3-10-90 12:00p PRIMER EXE 54988 3-10-90 12:00p REGISTER DOC 5279 3-10-90 12:00p VENDOR DOC 6065 3-10-90 12:00p READ ME 2136 3-10-90 12:00p GO BAT 38 10-19-87 3:56p GO TXT 771 3-16-89 4:02p FILE1025 TXT 1985 4-17-90 9:49a 10 file(s) 232675 bytes 84992 bytes free