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John

Do you have Dbase on your system?  I have tried to export to export to 
database without any luck.  I do have MS Access but the Protel reference 
manual says that only Dbase III and IV are supported.  Please tell me I do 
not need to by Dbase to work with that function.

Bob Cook




At 12:21 PM 10/5/2001 +1000, you wrote:
>Stephen,
>
>While you're experimenting, you might like to play with the
>processes ExportSchematicToDatabase and ImportSchematicFromDatabase.
>
>Although the import function takes nearly forever, I've found these
>two processes to be ideal when I want to make large scale changes to
>part fields.
>
>I use part fields to hold information like: manufacturer part numbers,
>distributor order codes, common footprint name (while the actual PCB
>footprint might be MO-187-AA, I keep a common name of MSOP-8 in order
>to assist the prototype assemblers), etc. I find it much easier to
>add all this stuff in Excel, before reimporting to Protel using the
>designator as a key (obviously the project needs to be fully annotated
>before the export).
>
>Cheers,
>
>John Haddy
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Abd ul-Rahman Lomax [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Friday, 5 October 2001 2:52 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Using Client Spreadsheets to update schematics
> >
> >
> > At 12:42 AM 10/5/01 +0100, Stephen Casey wrote:
> > >Thanks for the fast response. Indeed, to change one part it
> > would be easier
> > >to double-click it and edit it. I'm just experimenting with the
> > software at
> > >the moment, and the update from spreadsheet facility could make
> > my life much
> > >easier when I need to make lots of changes, so I figured that I'd try it
> > >out, to see how it worked. I'll investigate the use of processes
> > now (only
> > >bought the package on Monday!)
> >
> > Try Edit/Export to Spreadsheet
> >
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Abdulrahman Lomax
> > Easthampton, Massachusetts USA
> >
> >

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