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Everything posted by Jedwardmiller

  1. I use a MacBook Pro and also own a Windows-based laptop. I would use the Windows-based computer simply to use Coin Manage. That was the only reason I had for using that specific computer. In researching possible solutions for using Coin Manage on an Apple OS, I came across Parallels, a program designed to use Windows-Based software in an Apple OS. I paid and downloaded Parallels (https://www.parallels.com) and installed it on my MacBook. Parallels Desktop is the specific software I use (https://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/). The link takes you to the software description page.The cost was $80 and well worth the small investment. However, you will also need a license for the latest version of Windows to install while in Parallels Desktop. Rather than trying to locate a software license that I haven't seen in years, I ventured to BestBuy and purchased one. That was around $100. The description on Parallels website reads: Seamless Use Windows side by side with macOS® (no restarting required) on your MacBook®, MacBook Pro®, iMac®, iMac Pro®, Mac mini®, or Mac Pro®. Share files and folders, copy and paste images and text and drag and drop files between Mac and Windows applications. Easy Setup Parallels Desktop automatically detects what you need to get started so you're up and going within minutes. If you need Windows, you’ll be prompted to download and install Windows 10 or choose your existing Windows, Linux, Ubuntu, or Boot Camp® installation. Lightning Fast Graphic and resource-hungry Windows applications run effortlessly without slowing down your Mac. Run the most demanding applications such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Visual Studio®, or SketchUp®. Choose Your View Make Windows invisible while still using its applications in Coherence mode. If you’re new to Mac, you can set Windows to occupy your entire screen, so it looks just like it would if you were using a Windows PC. For less than $200, I am able to use Coin Manage within Windows on my MacBook. It was a small price to pay to keep track of my coin investments. Happy Hunting Ed
  2. The You Tube videos are a good resource for new users but I’ve used your software for at least 10 years. I believe I purchased my first version from you on eBay in 2007, give or take a year. Those of us who are experienced and knowledgeable about the software are having problems with basic database functions. All of the You Tube videos are not going to fix a problem with a database function. The query function needs to be reviewed and tested. Perhaps you and your team can consider the design of the database in light of upgrades made to the software. Have recent upgrades caused certain database functions to fail? This is a rhetorical question. Do you use SQL in the development and upgrade stages? Are you testing new and previous functions to ensure there are no conflicts. I noted that there are fields that are given appended with numbers, like User Field 1, User Field 2 and so on. This practice can cause problems for end users. Do both fields require an input? What standard is required when entering information in various fields? How are the tables built and what key information is required? What are your naming standards? How do you ensure consistency across all stages of DB development from concept to end user? i can go on but I’ sure you see my point. There is no perfect DB. As the developer, you want to consider who is the end user. In your case, I would submit you have a good segment of end users with little to no experience entering data. I have noted inconsistencies in selectable items from predetermined lists while entering new inventory. Do you use a Project-based approach to development and enhancements? Other critical questions you may want to address as a team. Are all team members interpreting standards consistently and how they were intended to be interpreted. I can go on forever but this is only the beginning of what you may need to ensure data integrity. Developing an affordable product is a double-edged sword. Data integrity may be compromised with a budget priced program. Paying a few dollars for a tool that is supposed to track hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of inventory may be the Achilles heel. In other words, how do the man hours relate to the end product? What has been compromised? These are hard questions with difficult answers Thanks Ed
  3. Yes. Just one example of many. I searched for “1972 Eisenhower Silver Dollar Uncirculated” with “Search all Text Fields” and the software has no results, no record despite having 6 in my inventory. This occurs whether or not I have selected “Search all Collections.” I have also selected one field, “Year” with “Search In” selected and again no results. When I go to My Collection, the coins are listed. That is an easy example. I have others but for whatever reason, the software is not recognizing valid search criteria. I have over 20 years experience working with and developing databases as well as teaching certain Colleges Graduate courses on this topic among many. There is a definite problem in the search function. As I indicated, I can give as many examples as you need. This isn’t an issue where I and others don’t know how to search, the issues are a failure within the database search function when valid queries are provided. Thanks!
  4. I've had Similar problems locating previously added coins. The search feature seems to be temperamental. I will select "Search all Text/Fields," however, many times the software would not generate results of the search even though I know for certain a certain coin has been added. Another approach I've used is to select a specific field that is related to the coin for which I am searching but this is a time-consuming approach. An explanation on how we can resolve this would be appreciated.
  5. What plans does Liberty Software have for a MAC/IOS Version? I've been told several times this version would be released this year (2018), although the time-frames kept changing. A more concrete answer is most appreciated.
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