Hi Corey- I have added thousands of records since I quit using DBASE. It's a 
little too late to change now.-But thanks for the suggestion-Mickey

-----Original Message----- 
From: Corey Bailey
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] DBASE VS OpenOffice and Libre Office

Hi Mickey,

You might want to try Filemaker Pro:

It ain't free (or cheap) but it will do the job & may import your DBASE

Happy 2021,


Corey Bailey Audio Engineering

On 12/29/2020 10:20 AM, Mickey Clark wrote:
> Hello-I used to use DBASE to catalog my collection. When I moved away from 
> Windows XP, the DBASE program would no longer work and I started using 
> LibreOffice . The drawback of these newer programs is that they do not 
> maintain the native order of the file with separate index files, rather 
> every field sorted becomes the order of the file.
> I had a fire at my shop in which about 2/3 of my collection was lost. As I 
> replace copies of the records that were lost, I add "NC" which is 
> shorthand for new copy so that I am aware of the updated record.
> I still refer to my original DBASE file to see if I had a particular 
> record before the fire. These newer programs discard this valuable 
> information which has a negative effect on the catalog-Mickey Clark
> Mickey Clark
> 710 Westminster Avenue West
> Penticton BC
> Canada
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