Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

Databases ? How We Love to Hate Them!

You've finally created databases that you can actually use to store and manipulate all your critical data. That's great news and quite an accomplishment. But in your rush to get your employees to start entering information into these databases, you skipped the training process and let them go at it alone.

That was not such a good decision, but one you did not care about until you decided to tackle your first mail merge. Instead of getting what you expected to get, you got all variations of address and telephone number formats, an incredible and astounding assortment of confusingly mixed usage of upper and lower case characters and fields with unusual amounts of white space that you've finally figured out is due to excessive use of the space bar. The data looks cluttered, inconsistent, and worst of all, unprofessional.

You don't have time to go back into every record and manually fix these annoying inconsistencies, nor do you want to pay your staff to do this when they have so many other things to do. But you've got to get your promotion going so money can start arriving in your business checking account. Now what do you do?

There is a way you can go in and clean up these types of data messes and it won't involve firing the employees who caused the problems in the first place! Nor will you have to become proficient at database programming. As with any good business problem, there's a software solution available that you can use instead.

It's called DataPipe and it will clean up these and other types of database errors faster and less expensively than you can do it manually or by using other software tools. It does not matter which standard ODBC or OLE DB you are using. Just use its drivers to connect to DataPipe. From there, it's a matter of selecting the database and query or table you need to work on. Then sit back and watch as it works its magic in record time.

Even if you use packaged customer relationship management software at your business ? products like Goldmine, ACT!, Epiphany and others ? you still can use DataPipe.

DataPipe uses basic search and replace functions to tweak the text that is stored in your databases. Whether you know exactly the text you want modified, want to modify text that sounds like something specific, want to search for wildcards or particular patterns, or want to use fuzzy logic to help find typos, your data will benefit when you use DataPipe.

And best of all, you won't have to contact your programmer and negotiate a costly change order when you need to use a different format for your date fields, or when you need to swap the order of last and first names. But you can if this is what you need. You or your programmer can create custom filters using industry standard scripting languages.

DataPipe requires Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP or 2003, a hard disk with 15 MB free disk space and 64 MB RAM. It also requires SQL Server, Access, Informix, Sybase, DB2, Oracle, MySQL, DBF, FoxPro, FileMaker Pro, Excel Spreadsheets or any OLE DB/ODBC compliant database.

Isn't it time your data look and feel more consistent, more professional, and perhaps even more impressive? When you run a business, you need all the help you can get. And in today's competitive business climate, first impressions make the biggest impression. And unfortunately, sometimes first impressions are the key "make or break" determining factor. So make sure your first impressions count.

Copyright © 2005 Cavyl Stewart. Get the most out of the software you use everyday. Check out the add-in software directory for more information on DataPipe and other great time saving add-in tools. Visit: http://www.find-small -business-software.com/addins_general_software.php - Also, be sure to check out my Exclusive, 100% free, 100% original content ecourses.

In The News:

Trump 'secretly taped talking about Playboy model payment'
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:48:00 +0100
Donald Trump's former lawyer secretly taped a conversation the pair had about payments to an ex-Playboy model, according to a report.

Duck boat tragedy: 'Captain said leave life jackets'
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 21:55:00 +0100
A woman who lost nine members of her family, including her children and husband, when a "duck boat" sank claims the captain told people not to put on life jackets.

10 hurt in knife attack on crowded bus in Germany
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:54:00 +0100
At least 10 people were injured, including three seriously, in a knife attack on a bus in Germany.

Beauty queen who murdered boyfriend gets death sentence
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 21:18:00 +0100
A 24-year-old Kenyan beauty queen has been sentenced to death for murdering her boyfriend by stabbing him 25 times.

Israeli soldier and four Palestinians killed in Gaza clashes
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:23:00 +0100
An Israeli soldier has become the latest fatality in clashes on the country's border with Gaza.



tikatoshop.it

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

The XP Firewall Isnt Enough

You might think you don't need a firewall... Read More

Internet Security Threats: Who Can Read Your Email?

Before being able to choose a secure Internet communication system,... Read More

Microsoft Great Plains customization ? Freight Forwarding/Transportation industry example

Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains version 8.5, 8.0, 7.5, Great... Read More

Microsoft Small Business Manager Customization Options - Overview

Microsoft Business Solutions Small Business Manager is Great Plains Dexterity... Read More

Instant Messenger Clients

If you have been using the Internet for any amount... Read More

What is Groupware?

Vince Lombardi once said that, "The achievements of an organization... Read More

Start Developing Your Own Software

Learning how to program software seems like a daunting task... Read More

Is Software Tester a Most Infamous Person in a Software Project Team?

The fact that a software tester is a most infamous... Read More

Software Tools To Help Your Business Sell More

Sales are all about leverage, because there is only so... Read More

Is Your Computer Sick?

Viruses and spyware usually show up on your computer one... Read More

How to Evaluate Staffing Software

If you are in the market for new staffing software,... Read More

Microsoft Great Plains Accounting/ERP Implementation ? Finance Industry Customization Example

Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains is very generic accounting application... Read More

The Importance of Timely Timesheets

Whether you are a small consultancy firm, a medium sized... Read More

Perfectly New Database Query Tool - Foxy SQL Pro Released

Are you a database professional? Do you work with a... Read More

How To Create A Data Capture Procedure Checklist For Your Small Business CRM Software

Fortunately one of the most common reasons cited for the... Read More

How to Make Attractive and Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Microsoft PowerPoint has dramatically changed the way in which academic... Read More

Create ASP in Minutes

DBxtra goes ASPGetting to the information hidden within corporate databases... Read More

Benefits of Shareware

Shareware has been fighting the stigma of being misunderstood for... Read More

Microsoft CRM and Great Plains Implementation: Freight Forwarding Business Automation Example

Microsoft Business Solutions offers several ERP applications: Great Plains, Navision,... Read More

Healthcare Preventive Maintenance Software

Healthcare facilities such as clinics, hospitals, and biomedical laboratories can... Read More

Microsoft CRM Customization: Integration with Third Party SQL Application/Database

Microsoft CRM ? Client Relationship Management package from Microsoft Business... Read More

Scrap Booking Online: Word Perfect or Corel Graphics Suite?

Scrapbooks are very popular these days. I think that almost... Read More

Examining the Substance of Studio MX

To all web designers out there, this article is for... Read More

Great Plains Customization Upgrade? Overview For CIO/IT Director

Around the same time Microsoft made its move with .Net... Read More

Behave, Word, Behave!

If you copy something from a Web site or elsewhere...... Read More