Version 6 of the Theatre Inventory Database is here. The most useful new features are:
- Costume Piece and Props records can now have 6 photos each. The main photo is at the top and there is a small tab control below it with tabs for photos 2 – 6.
To view all photos – there is a “View All Photos” button which will display then all together.
2) The Productions screen can now display the 1st photo of each costume piece, ensemble, performer and prop/set piece assigned to a production.
3. The titles of the Application, Productions, Checkout/Rental and Performers/Individuals can be changed. On the Utilities menu there are options to add/edit the list of choices for each title.
To change a title that will be displayed go to the Company/Application Information screen (Utilities Menu). Look for the Drop-down boxes and make your selection.
4) In version 5 the database was split between two files: the Theatre Inventory Database 6-1.accdr which holds the forms, reports and program code; and Theatre Inventory Database-DATAONLY.accdb – the data tables. This makes the database much more efficient and easier to use in a multi-user environment. But – if the database tables were moved or it was installed in a different directory than the program expected – the database application would not open. Now when the database opens if it cannot find the data tables file it will prompt you to select the directory where the file is and relink the tables. (See the User Guide for more information.)
5) There were several small changes to the User Security settings to make sure all forms conform to the rules.
6) The Scripts form now has a Storage Location field so you can assign a location to each set of scripts.
Please let us know what you think of the new features. If you have version 5 (5-1, -3, -11 etc.) you can upgrade for free. Versions 2,3 and 4 can upgrade for a $75 fee. You will need to send me your database and I will import your data to the new structure and send it back.
The User Guide will be updated with new information and photos soon.
*** Note – for some reason the dbPix30 installation (a required part of the installation package) will sometimes (but not always) give you a “TWAIN.dll” error message. Just click “Ignore” and it will go away. The company that makes dbPix is working on a solution.