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Author:Thomas St. Clair [Send Author Email]

September 30, 2006
Description:A simple database to track forms submitted for various reasons within an organization. Managers and Supervisors have typically seen how easily important documents get mis-placed, mis-filed, lost or tossed. This database simply records the form type, date of submission, relevent associated parties, and brief description for why the form was submitted. It has been a crucial piece of evidence in many past conflicting stories about whether or not a given form was ever submitted, when it was submitted, who it was submitted to, who by, etc. etc. etc.
Has Data:Yes
Has Forms:No
Filters:The typical filters I use are date spans which change as I need them to, YEAR, MONTH, WEEK......and then FORM TYPE. Given the fields of the database, it is simple to filter whatever best suits what you're attempting to organize, customize the filters as you see fit, I left the ones I use for the most part intact in this.
Sorting:I typically sort by date, then by relevant form type or Last / First name.
Reports:No reports, but you'd be amazed how often I have exported text for records to prove a point or support an unemployment battle, all of which were triumphant battles for this handy tool.
Comments:I'll never manage without it. I left the Pop Up fields occupied so you could get the drift of how I used it. The first and last name are typically the relevent individual who filled out the form, or the Supervisor / Manager submitting the form, that makes finding the evidence I need much easier. Feel free to adapt the database design for your own uses, you'll come to depend upon it if forms are common in your line of work.
Version:HanDBase v.3.0x or greater
File:docs2hr.pdb          Downloads: This Month 13 / Total* 1823
Note:MAC Users will need to enter the filename docs2hr.pdb when saving this file.
* since October 1, 2000.

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02/09/2004 MeetingAgenda.pdb [Automobiles]
This is a database to arrange agendas for meetings. The layout allows you to capture ideas as you work and categorize the agenda content based on meeting type, priority, category. When you have the content established within the database, just export to Microsoft Word and the AGENDA will materialize as a table, you can format and make changes from there. Remember that any changes made in word should be copied back into the database for history and so it is current. Word allows a detailed spell check and font and structure manipulation.

08/17/2015 SHOPPER [Miscellaneous]
SHOPPER is a handy means to organize and calculate costs in real time while shopping. I have tried several other programs for these purposes but this one hits the mark for me. After using it and refining it over a couple years I decided to make it available to other Handbase users. The primary data in the download is Winco Foods data, I left it there so you can see the results and different views. To change the Tax percentage used in calculations, choose DB Properties / Fields / Tax [Calculated] Field – Hit the “Configure” button and change the value 0.088 to reflect your states sales tax percent, ensure you don’t change parenthesis or function operators in the field or it won’t correctly calculate.