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Re: [hostapix] Re: online database

  • Subject: Re: [hostapix] Re: online database
  • From: m singer <nmb@ameritech.net>
  • Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 18:18:08 -0400

OK, I'm willing to help, I only have one suggestions, I think that the
'color' field may need some more thought. the current examples are going
to be hard to search on because there isn't a color in the field. Maybe
it should be 'center color/edge color' (gr/gr works just as well as
gr/wh or wh/gr or even 2 separate fields). I just can't see how to get
it to differentiate bl/wh from gr/yl when the field has edge-var in it.

Bob wrote:
> Alttara Scheer wrote:
> >
> > Bob! This is awesome.
> >
> > I have the first three fields included in my own list (hostas I have)
> > which is a few hundred. Is there an easy way to add that info from my
> > Excel file, or would I need to re-type it all?
> >
> > What I mean to say is, I'd be glad to help, but what is the
> > easiest/fastest way?
> Hi Alttara
>         What it is is a file that breaks on the | between the fields in the
> perl program I did. I could make a excel file work but the fields would
> be all different.
>         So a person could actually do a text file without wordwrap and send it
> to me and I could include it on the server. Like this but it has to be
> exactly 6 entries in the order that the program is in.
> A Many-Splendored Thing|Elslager|1999|Edge var|Med-Lg|none
> Aardvark|Savory|1991|medio var|Large|none
> Abba Aloft|Aden|1990|edge var|Med-Lg|none
> Sunshine Glory|Kevin Vaughn|1982|none|none|none
> Super Nova|Q&Z Nursery|1982|none|none|reverse Frances Williams
> Sweetie |Paul Aden|1988|none|med|fragrant-similar to Fragrant Bouquet
> Swirling Hearts|Zilis|none|none|none|none
>         So if someone made the 6 fields and separated them with the | character
> which is two over from the P key on my computer I could open the file
> and append them on the end. I think what we first need to do is decide
> how we are going to add them first. Are we going to call them lg or
> large, med or medium, green, gn, etc. It will make a different when it
> comes to searching although it will search for anything that is g,
> ga,gb, gaa, on down the line alphabetically.
>         It might be better to be as organized as possible before we start, it
> is alot easier than trying to change it all later. Remember the mac
> computer debacle and the library cds. I don't know what to think of the
> comments, not much way to search using them but it would still be nice
> if up to a small comment could be made for some.
> --
> Bye
> Bob             Bob Axmear  208 2nd St Ne  Waukon, Ia 52172
>                 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/the_refuge
>                 Websites http://gardensights.com
>                 Hosta Library http://hostalibrary.org/
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