AllChimes.org  ..... All Tower Bells ..... Chimes our specialty.

The DEMISE of the keeper of these records.  How to take over - what a shame if ALLCHIMES doesn't continue - from the perpetrator and demisee of this web site.

Being a mainframe programmer and a PC web page designer are two different worlds.

A how to do it for successors.

Apparently you must have a printer hooked up in order to get your dbase to work, otherwise it sits there and is inoperable.

Locations are kept in an updateable dBase file.  It has its own menu and many programs which were written before the newer programming languages came along.  They aint broke, and sometimes complicated, so don't even think about replacing them.  The location data for the website is generated with the HTML coding for each search.  Getting automatic click to websites was a programming nightmare, but now works.

New sites are added to the dBase file and assigned the next number.  There are over 1400 now.  Pictures and documents are filed separately in sequence using the dBase number.  A script using NY216 means dBase#216.  Scrolling thru NY State you will find that it is St. Patrick's in Troy, NY.

Someday the bell will toll for me.  Can't let that happen to ALLCHIMES.  It is YOUR site.

Click start

Run should say <command>, if not type or scroll to get it.   Click <run> <ok>

Type <cd\dbase>   type <dbase>  type <do bell-mnu>

++++++++++++++++++++ This menu will come up ++++++++++++++++++++

.................................................. Ins ... NumCaps ..............

12-ADD/CHG BELL.DBF    18-SET BELL ON  19-SET BELL OFF

13-PRINT HEADER INFO LISTS  BELLS/TUBULAR

14-LIST BELL DATA BASE FILE --- W/OPTIONS

20-COUNT PIC+VIDEO ENTRIES  15-PUT RECNO<> INTO KEY

21-EXTRACT E-MAIL FOR MAINT  22-LIST E-MAIL ALPHABETICALLY

27-EXTRACT E-MAIL FOR AOL  28-MAKE .TXT FILE FOR AOL, SHOW ERRORS

24-MAILING LABELS  W/OPTIONS

29- 3-5 character search at beginning of any line
30- 3-5 character search anywhere within line
31- 3-5 character search anywhere within line in one State only 

7x-MAKE WEB FILES  71-us CH+CAR  72-US TUBES  73-CANADA  74-BRITISH

75-by FOUNDRY  76-EXPOSITIONS, MUSEUMS

91-C:BELL*.* DIRECTORY TO SCREEN

92-COPY TO DISKETTE   FORMAT, BELL*.DBF ONLY

93-COPY TO DISKETTE  BELL*.PRG, .FMT, .BAT BLW*.PRG,  BLW*.PRG

94-A:*.* DIRECTORY TO SCREEN

95-LOAD BELT-MNU.PRG,  BELL*.*,  BLW*.* FROM DISKETTE

97-MAKE BACKUP DBFBELL.DBF

98-QUIT - THE END

TO STOP ANY JOB AT ANY TIME. press "ESC" KEY.  by Joe Connors

ENTER CHOICE  ..

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#12-ADD/UPDATE SCREEN

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Enter rec#, 0 to end job, 9999 to add <then "I">.

for a test, enter a <1>

Screen then comes up with fields filled with numbers and letters to show you maximum input.

You cannot use your mouse now, but use the <enter> or combination <CTRL+END> keys now.

You will have to get used to using arrows and the insert key in dbase.

Always have your Caps key on.  Info prints better in caps.

Most field entries are self explanatory.

STATE is AL->WY in US, XA-AUS, XE-ENGLAND, XI-IRELAND, XS-SCOTLAND, XW-WALES, Z.-MUSEUMS, ZA-ALBERTA, ZB-BC, ZM-MAN, ZE-NEWBR, ZN-NSCOTIA, ZO-ONTARIO, ZQ-QUEBEC

5-DIGIT US ZIP,

CITY

CURRENT (USED ONLY IF MIXED FOUNDRIES IN SET)

SRCE (USE 999)

MAP (I USE IT FOR MAP PAGE CO-ORDINATES WHEN TRAVELLING)

CURSOR NOW SKIPS DOWN TO CITY

L/VISIT (USUALLY INITIALS AND MO/YR)

INFO (VARIOUS MISC INFO)

TEN SINGLE AND 40 COLUMN MISC INFO LINES.  (THE FIRST MIGHT BE AN "A" INDICATING ADDRESS LINE, * FOR COMMENT, E FOR E-MAIL ADDRESS, W FOR WEB ADDRESS(IF ON 9TH LINE, WILL SET UP FOR AUTO CLICK ON WEBSITE INFO)(E-MAILS WILL EVENTUALLY BE SENT AUTOMATICALLY TO EVERYONE ON THIS LIST WHEN SOMEBODY FIGURES HOW TO DO IT FROM AOL).  ALL LINES DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE INFO.  I KEEP E-MAILS AND WEB NEAR THE BOTTOM.

L/Chg IS YEAR AND MONTH OF LAST SIGNIFICANT CHANGE (AN FYI ENTRY)

THEN CURSOR GOES TO YEAR WHICH IS YEAR OF INITIAL INSTALLATION.

TYPE IS ENTERED 2 CHARACTER FOUNDRY,DASH,2 DIGIT NUMBER OF BELLS (WT-09)

WGT IS TOTAL POUNDS OF BELLS IF KNOWN

TENOR IS TOTAL POUNDS OF TENOR BELL IF KNOWN

COST IS COST$ IF KNOWN (MAY BE FROM CHURCH  OR FOUNDRY RECORDS)

TAP1 AND TAP2 - ALLCHIMES VIDEO TAPE#,< PIC> IF STILL PICTURES(WILL BE FILED UNDER RECORD# AT ALLCHIMES),<BUL>/<REC> FOR OTHER DATA  IN ALLCHIMES RECORDS.

LEAVE THE REST ALONE, HIT <CTL/END> TO UPDATE AND ASK FOR NEXT RECORD.

 

ZERO, THEN TYPE "EXIT" TO GET BACK TO PC OPERATION.

+++++++++++++++++ do transfer from dBase to website +++++++++++++++++

First do options 71-76 from dBase menu          (do bell-mnu in dBase first)
When asked about file, enter <Y>

CREATE BLANK PAGES FOR FILE TRANSFER from dBase to Front Page.
  Open Front Page, there will be a file named BLWLUSCC-MASK.html 
    (Save as)  each  without the  -MASK  to wipe out previous file
      Now do the transfers below

Search for  BLWLUSCC.TXT in C: drive.     CTL-A   CTL-C  afrom D/BASE  search file to Notepad for WEB PAGE (tubular)
 Open Front Page to BLWLUSCC.htm          click on "HTML   Scroll down to bottom where it says "heres where it goes"    
    Click on blank line there,  then   CTL-V  to insert chime info from .TXT file
then click on "PREVIEW"  (It will internally set up all the searches.  May take up to 10 minutes)

Do it for each of the blwl* and blws* files.

++++++++++++++++++++++ SITE INFORMATION +++++++++++++++++++++

One dbase file BELL.DBF is the Master File to create all other files to go to AllChimes.  All the information is extracted by dbase program.

1. All below are extracted, massaged and generated from dbase programs from BELL-MNU.

2. The lists are all generated in dbase .TXT files with the html coding embedded.
That is why they can be loaded directly into the Front Page files (in normal mode).

Procedure to bring special files generated from BELL.DBF to AllChimes for [?]

0. Currently written on front of manila file folder for HostmySite.com
1. List of Cast Bell Chimes, Carillons, Rings, Museums, etc. by State, City and Who
2. List of Chimes only by Foundry, State, City and Who
3. List of Tubular Chimes only by State, City and Who
4. Bringing e-mail address to Address Lists (spaces after commas in physical file apparently ok)

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Send mail to  Carl Zimmerman  with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified by Carl Zimmerman:  29-Jan-2014
Last modified by Joe Connors:  11/21/12