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Title: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: GeorgeH on 19:14, 10 April 17
Does anyone have a copy of MASTERFILE 8000 as a DSK disc image ?
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: breiztiger on 11:16, 23 April 17
Hi


I just bought one on eBay


As it arrive i'll dump them and send you DSK
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: Ace on 08:46, 24 April 17
Hooray!  :)
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: GeorgeH on 19:37, 24 April 17
To breiztiger (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/profile/?u=612)


Thank you very much.


I look forward to the DSK image when you make it.
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: GeorgeH on 19:39, 24 April 17
To breiztiger


Thank you very much.


I look forward to the upload of the DSK image.


 :)
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: breiztiger on 16:22, 10 June 17

hi


sorry to be so late ...


the disk i received is format on masterfile 8000 side


i have only dump side that is pcw graph and calcomat pcw ;-(


i'm looking for another one to dump
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: GeorgeH on 16:49, 16 June 17
To breiztiger

Sorry to hear that it was the wrong disk.  :doh:

I dont mind waiting a bit longer for the correct one.

Thanks again for all your help. Good luck.
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: breiztiger on 16:53, 16 June 17
Not the wrong Disc


Just as mf8000 side formated   :-\
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: greatwolf1283 on 21:59, 16 June 17
In case it's any help, a DSK of my copy of Masterfile 8000 (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3npgp9jHOGPSFJ1WEtFQTRUeXc).
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: GeoffB17 on 02:07, 17 June 17
I've taken the liberty of downloading the file.


Interesting.


The file seems to contain the .DSK files for the Prog/Data side of the original disk, also a .DSK for the 'vendor' disk.


I've tried the system on both Joyce, and my PCW.   The things I've tried appear to work fine on both.   Without any reference to the 'vendor' disk, so I don't know (yet) at what stage I might need that.


The system appears to put a couple of it's 'overlays' onto M: for speed.


More importantly, the disk contains a number of example data files, *.MFC.   To work with a file, you need to 'load' it, and the loading process seems to involve copying the .MFC onto M:, and in doing so, the file is split into three components, an 'index' file, which contains the key field, a data file, which contains the rest of the data (but seemingly NOT the key field), and a 'format' file which contains various info, incl the field names and I assume info about the file layout, i.e. linking the data in the other two files.


It appears that you work on the file from M:, and then when you've finished, you need to 'save' the file which I assume recombines the files on M: and turns them back into a .MFC, seemingly on A:, but maybe could be elsewhere.


I need to play some more!


Geoff
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: GeorgeH on 19:42, 05 July 17
To greatwolf1283


Thank you for the DSK image of Masterfile 8000 for the PCW.


Thanks to everyone else for looking for this.


This has taken me back to 1987 when I used a PCW in my first job.


The copy you supplied is version 2. I did not know it was upgraded. It can take data from external files.


I remember in the old version you could only have 1 lookup file with 2 fields and it was part of the main database file.


Once again, thank you all.
 :D
Title: Re: PCW 8000 MASTERFILE 8000
Post by: GeorgeH on 19:44, 05 July 17
To greatwolf1283


Thank you for the DSK image of Masterfile 8000 for the PCW.
[/size]Thanks to everyone else for looking for this.This has taken me back to 1987 when I used a PCW in my first job.The copy you supplied is version 2. I did not know it was upgraded. It can take data from external files.I remember in the old version you could only have 1 lookup file with 2 fields and it was part of the main database file.Once again, thank you all.