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  1. Sounds good. Any ballpark estimate on when the second free update will be released? Until then I can do an export to a spreadsheet and do the math that way. Thanks for the prompt response. Sailor Guy
  2. I am a new user to CoinManage 2017 and am not an experienced coin collector (yet). I purchased CoinManage because I am a very satisfied customer of HomeManage home inventory software and because I have a specific coin inventory use case. My father-in-law recently passed away and we found a box filled with dozens of film roll containers, plastic bottles, and ziploc baggies filled with thousands of coins. My mother-in-law has asked me what we should do with "all this money." My first goal is to get all the coins entered into CM2017 so I have an accurate list of the entire coin collection and a simple "face value" total of the coins (denomination times quantity, i.e. 2000 quarters times 25 cents, 650 dimes times 10 cents, 300 nickels times 5 cents, etc.). Then I'll start determining what the collector value is based on grade and demand. That's when I'll research how to be a bona fide coin collector and study the terminology and best practices. I may have missed it, but is there a standard report (or a way I can generate one) that shows simple "face value" of the coin inventory? Thanks, Sailor Guy
  3. Paul, I have completed my first version of my file card report. I can upload it so you can take a look at it. Do I just upload the .CRD file, or do you also need the .CRP and .CRV files too? Do any of those files have any of my data included in them? I assume they are just report configuration parameter files and my data is isolated in the assets.mdb database file. The file card report works great running from "Reporting -> File Cards -> Output File Cards Using..." However, is there a way to have my report show up in the Search for Text dialog box in the "Run Report" report selection list so I can sort/filter for a subset of data and use my own report. The selection list in the "Run Report" pull-down list looks like a limited set of report options. Thanks, Sailor Guy
  4. Paul, Thank you for posting the video about using file cards to create a "one item per page" report. That was the piece of information I was missing to get started. I've made significant progress in laying out my report, but I do have several questions I will post shortly - primarily around conditional suppression of empty line item detail and entire section suppression. I need to experiment a bit more. Thanks again for the prompt response and support! Sailor Guy
  5. I am trying to create a custom report that prints all (or most) of the information of an asset inventory item on a single page. I have attached a mock-up of what I want the report to look like. Ideally, I’d like to simply customize the “Item Detail (1 Item per Page)” canned report supplied with HomeManage because it provides a good starting point for the report layout, etc. But I couldn’t find the associated report “.LST” report definition file in the Reports folder, so I guess I have to start from scratch. I have several design characteristics: I’d like each inventory item to start on a new page. I have the item information organized into separate sections (Item, Location, Category, Acquisition, Warranty, Comments, Asset, etc.) I want to use conditional formatting to suppress sections that have no data. For example: If there is an item record that has no “warranty type” and “warranty expire” fields, then the whole “Warranty Information” section including the section heading should be suppressed. Or if there are no comments/notes on the record, then suppress the entire “Comments Information” section including the section heading. … You get the idea…. I’ve been working with the Combit List & Label 21 Designer Manual and the HomeManage documentation, and my biggest challenge is what type of report container or field element to add to allow me: Access to the full list of fields and data in the HomeManage Assets database To place field labels and data in non-table form on the page so I can format one asset item per page with a page break on each new item. I’ve tried inserting a “Report Container” but none of the element types allow me to place fields and data in “free form” on the page. I believe I’m missing something simple to get me started here. Can anyone offer suggestions? Or can you share a custom report format that does “full page” display (non-table) of asset item information? Or point me to the ".LST" report definition file for the “Item Detail (1 Item per Page)” report? FYI… Once I get this report built, I will share it on this forum for other people to use or modify. Thanks, Sailor Guy HomeManage-Report-Example-Full-Details.pdf
  6. One way I addressed this exact issue is I customized a user field with a name of "MasterGroup" and then for all related items for the laptop (hard drives, internal cards, software, etc.), I added a MasterGroup value of "MyLaptop" so I can filter and sort on related items. You could name your user field "Parent."
  7. I should have confirmed back in August 2016 that this problem was fixed and I was able to import my data. The import worked like a charm once I had visibility to all fields.
  8. The quickest way to add size and weight would be to customize a couple of the user fields. Doing the math calculation would be a bit trickier. You would have to use the report generator to customize one with calculation fields. Or you could do an export to an Excel spreadsheet and do subtotals.
  9. I am converting my home inventory system to HomeManage 2017. I was using Radium Technologies' Home Inventory Pro 2011 (HIP2011) but that company has apparently shut its doors and stopped supporting and developing its product a few years ago. (Side Note: Liberty Street should let "TopTenReviews" know that Radium Technologies hasn't been supporting their home inventory product for a few years. It should be removed as a Top 10 product - and HomeManage should have the #1 rating. Just my two cents.) I have created an CSV export of my HIP2011 data and want to import it into HM2017. However, when I try to map the destination fields, only a small subset of the HM2017 fields appear in the list. I know they are available because the training video shows a full list. See the attached PDF with more details on the field mappings and a screenshot of the HM2017 import screen. Any ideas why I don't see the full list of destination fields? Thanks, Sailor Guy HomeManage-Import-Issue.pdf
  10. I am currently using another home inventory package that I'm dissatisfied with due to lack of support and new version development. In over 3 years, the other company hasn't released an update or responded to repeated user requests for enhancements and bug fixes). So I'm looking for a replacement package and HM2011 is my leading contender. I have several questions… 1. How responsive is Liberty Software to enhancement requests, bug fixes, and periodic updates for HomeManage 2011? 2. I'd like to evaluate HM2011 but don't want to have to enter a bunch of asset test data. Do you have a sample database I can experiment with that has a number of asset items pre-populated by room, location, etc.? 3. One feature I am looking for is the ability to track an asset to a sub-location in a room. For example: I have books that are stored in the basement on a multi-shelf bookshelf in a box on one of the shelves. What I would like to be able to do is have the following room / location hierarchy: Basement -> Bookshelf_01 -> Shelf_02 -> Box_101 -> Asset_Info Is there a way to accomplish this level of asset location tracking? And I’d like to be able to generate a report sorted by location with this level of sorting so I can easily check inventory by room, bookshelf, sub-shelf, and box. 4. Can you create sub-categories under a category? For example: A category of “Electronics” could have sub-categories of “television,” “camera,” “smartphone,” “DVD player,” “audio gear, ” etc. A category of “Computer” could have sub-categories for different computers (like “office desktop,” “Wife’s laptop,” “Son’s laptop,” etc.) 5. I would welcome any user feedback who would like to share their experiences with HM2011. Thanks, Sailor Guy