|★ APPLICATIONS ★ BUREAUTIQUE ★ LOCOMOTIVE POPS UP WITH LOCOFILE ★|
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Locomotive Software have just released a new database called LocoFile for LocoScript2. It's a popup card index-style database that's always in the right order and always available for transferring information between LocoFile and LocoScript2. It can be used to keep details of names and addresses, indexes of books, photographs or business or hobby details. LocoFile comes with sample card layouts which will cover most needs but the user can design his/her own.
The order of the cards can be held in up to eight different ways -all at the same time - and accessing a different order is instant as no sorting is required. LocoFile uses a sophisticated "B*-tree" indexing system which enables it to retrieve an individual record without searching through the data. Data frequently accessed can be automatically copied to drive M when loading LocoScript2 which makes access even faster. Different card indexes can be held on the same disc and are easily swapped. Apart from working alongside LocoScript2, LocoFile also allows the user to transfer a LocoMail data file into a format for LocoFile to look up and maintain information or even merge two LocoMail data files. LocoMail can also use LocoFile cards as though they were records in a LocoMail data file.
LocoFile can be used on the entire PCW range (including the 9512) but will operate more efficiently and with fewer restrictions on the 512k machines.
It will cost S110 and is available now from limited stocks through The Amstrad User.