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How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

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  • #16
    Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

    Originally posted by rmcgaffic View Post
    I'd be happy to send you a video link if you wish. This capability (recurisive hierarchies with drag and drop) was going to be very painful to implement with A5V10. I don't have Selwyn level programming skills.
    Bob McGaffic
    Hello Bob,

    Thank you for your comprehensive and thoughtful reply. I have checked out and will be purchasing the book you recommend. Good advice.

    If it's of any value I have a link which can provide an incredible range of Data Models to assist in database development. You can easily use multiple models to create and extend any database development. Here is the link:
    http://www.databaseanswers.org/data_models/

    I would appreciate receiving the video link from you as I am wanting all possible guidance on contact management. If you don't wish to post it publicly, you can send it to ron@mobilityrentals.com.au

    Do I understand from your comment that you no longer use A5, but rather are using Access now?
    Thanks again for your help.

    Ron S

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    • #17
      Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

      I just got commissioned to do exactly what you are working on. I should have it working by wednesday(this is saturday night here). Expect to take about 15 hours to get working. I'll make it pretty in about 6 more including initial debugging. I already have a head star on you by having the master parts already done. It makes it faster.

      Name dbf with autoincrement connecting field of ids n 8
      phones dbf 1-many on ids n 8
      emails dbf 1-many on ids n 8
      address dbf 1-many on ids n 8
      notes dbf 1-1 on ids n 8

      all connected will make it short and sweet. I do notes seperate because of memo fields.
      Dave Mason
      dave@aldadesktop.com
      Skype is dave.mason46

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      • #18
        Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

        Hi Ron,

        I'm glad you found database answers.org's data models. They are a good place to start, but not as well thought through as the Access reference I suggested earlier or any of Silverton's three books, as for example:

        http://www.amazon.com/Data-Model-Res...5635297&sr=1-3

        I have started using a really neat tool called DeZign for Databases:
        http://www.datanamic.com/dezign/supporteddatabases.html

        I am reverse engineering a number of half baked commercial applications concerning goal management and trying to build a best of breed data model. The tool converts your design into a number of databases including MS Access and for A5 users -- dbf and sql server. It cost less than $200.00 and allows me to nicely document my design process as I go.

        I'll try to get my demo video link up in a day or so.

        Bob McGaffic
        Pittsburgh

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        • #19
          Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

          Here's a short video of two forms I have created using ExGrid from exontrol.com.

          This is must have functionality for anyone interested in to-lists, task management, project management, organizational charts, outlining, etc. It uses a recursive table rather than concatenting fields like A5 typically does.

          http://screencast.com/t/A3B3q77W.

          Bob McGaffic
          Pittsburgh

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          • #20
            Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

            Hi Bob, not sure if I am right but the video link doesn't work.

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            • #21
              Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

              Dolphin,

              I just clicked on the link in my posting:

              Here's the URL which open up: http://screencast.com/t/A3B3q77W

              Try clicking on the link, not cutting and pasting. There is no last character of period (.) in the URL.

              Hope that helps,

              Bob McGaffic
              Pittsburgh, PA

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              • #22
                Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

                Here is the basic for you if you wish to start from scratch.
                Dave Mason
                dave@aldadesktop.com
                Skype is dave.mason46

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                • #23
                  Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

                  LOL!
                  Dave, this should have been the first post rather than the last!

                  Dolphin, check out
                  http://www.toadworld.com/OTHERRDBMS/...4/Default.aspx [Toad for Data Analysts]

                  It will help you get your head around Database/Set/Logical views.
                  See our Hybrid Option here;
                  https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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                  • #24
                    Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

                    Ted,

                    I have a 15 year old CRM and a couple newer ones. None of them seem to need the extent that Dolphin needs.

                    The next update of each crm will have this setup in it. That had been decided months ago.
                    Dave Mason
                    dave@aldadesktop.com
                    Skype is dave.mason46

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                    • #25
                      Re: How to have a contact details table with several telephone numbers and addresses

                      Me too Dave, me too.
                      I developed a CRM for my Recruitment Agency in 2001, with just about everything you could possibly find out about someone except their inside leg measurement!
                      Once Dolphin gets a handle on the use of 1:M in sets, I'm sure all will be well.

                      Just got this link which might be of assistance.

                      http://searchcrm.techtarget.com/?tra...60&uid=6609138

                      It's about todays CRM systems.
                      Last edited by Ted Giles; 05-24-2011, 04:25 AM. Reason: More info
                      See our Hybrid Option here;
                      https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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