Re: [Histonet] MS access and histology

From:"Jackie M O'Connor"

Access was a little too much for some of  the PhD's to comprehend here - 
so we went to a very simple program, FileMakerPro.  I use it to log 
virtually everything - Accession numbers, workload, IHC requests - you 
name it.  I designed the database to fit my needs, so of course I love it. 
 My only gripe is that you don't have to hit a save key when you enter 
information - so if you make a mistake and accidentally hit the wrong key 
or enter data in the wrong file, you'd never know it - well, until it was 
found later.  Besides that - it's great.  It has a lock out function, too, 
so that other people cant enter data - we have it on our common drive so 
the info is accessible to everyone, but only a select few can enter 
selected data.
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01/11/2005 03:19 PM

        Subject:        [Histonet] MS access and histology

Hello again
I'm thinking of setting up a system for not only supplies and 
inventory....but to use access for logging request (levels, recuts, ipox 
request, special stains, etc.) I hoping to get rid of binders of manually 
logged paper tasks, print monthly tables, be able to extract information 
as I build my data base for use in statistics.

There is a two day Access training seminar coming up soon.  I'm doing 
ebook instructionals beforehand.  I found myself wondering how extensively 
Access is being used in histology for logging request, special stains and 

Any suggestions are very welcomed.

Deb King
Sacramento, CA 

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