AllChimes.org ..... All Tower Bells
..... Chimes our specialty.
The DEMISE of the keeper of these records. How to take over - what a shame if ALLCHIMES doesn't continue - from the perpetrator and demisee of this web site.
Being a main frame programmer and a PC web page designer are two different worlds.
A how to do it for successors.
Apparently you must have a printer hooked up in order to get your dbase to work, otherwise it sits there and is inoperable.
Locations are kept in an updateable dBase file. It has its own menu and
many programs which were written before the newer programming languages came
along. They aint broke, and sometimes complicated, so don't even think about
New sites are added to the dBase file and assigned the next number. There are
over 1400 now.
Run should say <command>, if not type or scroll to get it. Click <run> <ok>
Type <cd\dbase> type <dbase> type <do bell-mnu>
++++++++++++++++++++++This menu will come up++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
12-ADD/CHG BELL.DBF 18-SET BELL ON 19-SET BELL OFF
13-PRINT HEADER INFO LISTS BELLS/TUBULAR
14-LIST BELL DATA BASE FILE --- W/OPTIONS
20-COUNT PIC+VIDEO ENTRIES 15-PUT RECNO<> INTO KEY
21-EXTRACT E-MAIL FOR MAINT 22-LIST E-MAIL ALPHABETICALLY
27-EXTRACT E-MAIL FOR AOL 28-MAKE .TXT FILE FOR AOL, SHOW ERRORS
24-MAILING LABELS W/OPTIONS
29- 3-5 character search at beginning of any line
7x-MAKE WEB FILES 71-us CH+CAR 72-US TUBES 73-CANADA 74-BRITISH
75-by FOUNDRY 76-EXPOSITIONS, MUSEUMS
91-C:BELL*.* DIRECTORY TO SCREEN
92-COPY TO DISKETTE FORMAT, BELL*.DBF ONLY
93-COPY TO DISKETTE BELL*.PRG, .FMT, .BAT BLW*.PRG, BLW*.PRG
94-A:*.* DIRECTORY TO SCREEN
95-LOAD BELT-MNU.PRG, BELL*.*, BLW*.* FROM DISKETTE
97-MAKE BACKUP DBFBELL.DBF
98-QUIT - THE END
TO STOP ANY JOB AT ANY TIME. press "ESC" KEY. by Joe Connors
ENTER CHOICE ..
Enter rec#, 0 to end job,9999 to add <then "I">.
for a test, enter a <1>
Screen then comes up with fields filled with numbers and letters to show you maximum input.
You cannot use your mouse now, but use the <enter> or combination <CTRL+END> keys now.
You will have to get used to using arrows and the insert key in dbase.
Always have your Caps key on. Info prints better in caps.
Most field entries are self explanatory.
STATE is AL->WY in US, XA-AUS, XE-ENGLAND, XI-IRELAND, XS-SCOTLAND,XW-WALES,Z.-MUSEUMS,ZA-ALBERTA,ZB-BC,ZM-MAN,ZE-NEWBR,ZN-NSCOTIA,ZO-ONTARIO,ZQ-QUEBEC
5-DIGIT US ZIP,
CURRENT (USED ONLY IF MIXED FOUNDRIES IN SET)
SRCE (USE 999)
MAP (I USE IT FOR MAP PAGE CO-ORDINATES WHEN TRAVELLING)
CURSOR NOW SKIPS DOWN TO CITY
L/VISIT (USUALLY INITIALS AND MO/YR)
INFO (VARIOUS MISC INFO)
TEN SINGLE AND 40 COLUMN MISC INFO LINES. (THE FIRST MIGHT BE AN "A" INDICATING ADDRESS LINE, * FOR COMMENT, E FOR E-MAIL ADDRESS, W FOR WEB ADDRESS(IF ON 9TH LINE, WILL SET UP FOR AUTO CLICK ON WEBSITE INFO)(E-MAILS WILL EVENTUALLY BE SENT AUTOMATICALLY TO EVERYONE ON THIS LIST WHEN SOMEBODY FIGURES HOW TO DO IT FROM AOL). ALL LINES DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE INFO. I KEEP E-MAILS AND WEB NEAR THE BOTTOM.
L/Chg IS YEAR AND MONTH OF LAST SIGNIFICANT CHANGE (AN FYI ENTRY)
THEN CURSOR GOES TO YEAR WHICH IS YEAR OF INITIAL INSTALLATION.
TYPE IS ENTERED 2 CHARACTER FOUNDRY,DASH,2 DIGIT NUMBER OF BELLS (WT-09)
WGT IS TOTAL POUNDS OF BELLS IF KNOWN
TENOR IS TOTAL POUNDS OF TENOR BELL IF KNOWN
COST IS COST$ IF KNOWN (MAY BE FROM CHURCH OR FOUNDRY RECORDS)
TAP1 AND TAP2 - ALLCHIMES VIDEO TAPE#,< PIC> IF STILL PICTURES(WILL BE FILED UNDER RECORD# AT ALLCHIMES),<BUL>/<REC> FOR OTHER DATA IN ALLCHIMES RECORDS.
LEAVE THE REST ALONE, HIT <CTL/END> TO UPDATE AND ASK FOR NEXT RECORD.
ZERO, THEN TYPE "EXIT" TO GET BACK TO PC OPERATION.
+++++++++++++++++ do transfer from dBase to website ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
First do options 71-76 from dBase menu
(do bell-mnu in dBase first)
CREATE BLANK PAGES FOR FILE TRANSFER from dBase to Front Page.
Search for BLWLUSCC.TXT in C: drive. CTL-A
CTL-C afrom D/BASE search file to Notepad for WEB PAGE (tubular)
Do it for each of the blwl* and blws* files.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++ SITE INFORMATION +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
One dbase file BELL.DBF is the Master File to create all other files to go to AllChimes. All the information is extracted by dbase program.
1. All below are extracted, massaged and generated from dbase programs from
Procedure to bring special files generated from BELL.DBF to AllChimes for
0. Currently written on front of manilla file folder for HostmySite.com