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Started by aarkay, March 08, 2013, 10:19:06 AM
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Quote from: Figleaf on March 08, 2013, 11:57:28 AMWhat many coin collectors will want is an inventory list and a want list. They will want it to be easy to maintain, handy for making shopping lists and overviews, easy to consult. They have personal ideas on what information (not) to store.If you take those demands together, any database and spreadsheet software will do the trick. All you need is two flat tables. Since most people will already have Excel, it is a natural choice. Excel can make flat tables and use filters. It is possible to define an output form. It is possible to store the file on a smart phone.If you want to store prices realised you are in deep water. You'll want a macro to record date, seller and currency formatting and conversion. You'll want a stats page to pull the numbers together. You'll also find that it is a lot of work and gives little information beyond what you knew already (seller A sells expensive coins, seller X has a lot of stuff you need etc.)Similarly, storing pictures is quite labour intensive and unnecessary (with the possible exception of having an insurance record for your most expensive coins, but who can afford to insure the collection?) at an age when a picture of the majority of coins can be found on the net. Excel can link to a url, so if you insist on pictures, the obvious solution is to store them online and link to them in Excel. The pctures would be only one click away.IMHO, no dedicated data base software can compete with simple, home-made tables.Peter
Quote from: paisepagal on March 08, 2013, 07:18:24 PMThe only problem is typing out the list to begin with... That's a laborious job that I've been doing for the last 13 years... Unfortunately I don't know a way around that one... I suppose you can copy-paste from numismaster and just format it.
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Quote from: Figleaf on March 08, 2013, 11:57:28 AMIMHO, no dedicated data base software can compete with simple, home-made tables.