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  1. Integration of PDAs to MultiValue Databases Nathan Rector Natec Systems

  2. About the Speaker • Nathan Rector, Owner of Natec Systems • Consultant since 1992, user since 1989 • Writes ‘Tech Tips’ in Spectrum Magazine • On-site Training • Custom Programming • MV Basic • Visual Basic • Custom Applications

  3. Objective • Introduce PDA to MultiValue Environment • Different PDAs • Methods of exchanging information • Development tools

  4. Types of PDAs • Palm - Palm OS • Palm m100 • Palm III • Palm V • Palm VII • Pocket PC - Windows CE • HandSpring - Palm OS • Symbol - Palm OS and Windows CE

  5. Palm vs Pocket PC (WinCE) Palm Advantages: • Price • More Existing software • Simplicity Disadvantages • Simplicity • Programming Languages (no longer relevant)

  6. Palm vs Pocket PC (WinCE)Pocket PC Advantages: • Windows Functionality • Programming Languages (no longer relevant) Disadvantages: • Price • Complexity

  7. Applications • Warehouse Inventory • Retail Order Entry • Sales Force Contact List • Appointments • General Organization • Production Floor Notes/Directors

  8. Data Integration Methods • “File Link” • Hot Sync/IntelliSync • Palm Desktop • Outlook • MS Access • Custom Conduit • ActiveSync

  9. “File Link” • Palm – Supported • Included in the Hot Sync Manager • Pocket PC – Not Supported

  10. Palm DeskTop • Palm – Supported • Included with your Palm • Pocket PC – Not Supported • Requires MS Office to get similar functions

  11. OutLook • Palm – Supported • IntelliSync • Pocket PC – Support • ActiveSync

  12. MS Access • Palm – Supported • Satellite Forms • PocketPC – Supportedc • ActiveSync

  13. Conduits • Palm – Supported • Create your own conduit to access MultiValue Data directly • Pocket PC – Not Supported

  14. ActiveSync • Palm – Not Supported • Use Conduits • Pocket PC – Supported • Works with Office only • Complete Desktop Files

  15. Development Tools • Window CE • Visual C++ for Windows CE • Visual Basic for Windows CE • Palm • C++ • Visual Basic (AppForge VB Add-in) • NS-Basic • CodeWarrior • Satellite Forms

  16. Application Design • Small screen • Limited processing • Batch mode • Tap touch • How will it be used? • Data entry • Inquiry/Access only? • Users to be using?

  17. PDA File Design • How fast do you need to sync • Minimum data required • Size • Speed of sync • PDA Processing • Updating MV System • New/Updated Data • Deleted Data

  18. Good/Bad Screen Design • Good for viewing • Easy access • Hard to enter new data • Requires skill by user

  19. Good/Bad Screen Design • Easy viewing • Easy marking of done • Easy to change basic information

  20. Questions

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