BOOKS on PHILATELY
Leonard H. Hartmann
Index to Harry Hayes Philatelic Auction Realizations
Read Me File: Harry Hayes Philatelic Auctions realizations, Volume 2
Note in the files, realizations is realisations
This disc contains the complete data for the second volume of the Harry Hayes literature sales
realizations. The data and files are in ASCII format and the data is ready to be turned into your
own database which can then be amended or extended as you please. The original index was
built with a commercial database package called INMAGIC. It is an expensive piece of software
and it would not be economical to include even a runtime version as part of this index. The data
on this disc is presented in two form-ats, a file with field tags and variable length fields, and a
fixed field length file with field tags as the header. A packed dBase file is included on the disc
and it unpacks to a DBF file of just over 4 Mb in size.
This version of the index includes more data than the printed version. Additions include places
of publication, and sources of reviews in major journals, and series names.
Other files on this disc
Advice or help in building your database
- HH2TITLE.TXT: The title page, cataloging and copyright notice for the publication.
- HH2INTRO.TXT: The foreword and introduction as printed in the hardcopy publication
- HH2TABLE.TXT: Tabular text from the hardcopy publication. The format used is ASCII with
tabs between each cell which can then be converted back to a table in a word processor.
- HHSALES.DOC: Details of HH Sales Ltd, the company which is the successor to Harry Hayes.
- HH2DISC.TXT: The data file with field tags listed below at the beginning of each field. Can be
viewed satisfactorily with a word processor or editor and with suitable editiong may be imported
into databases such as Cardbox and Inmagic.
- HH2.FIX: The data file in fixed field format. The first record lists the fields, the end of field
marker is a comma and a Paragraph mark (,¿) and the end of each record is signified by .
Suitable for import into dBase type databases.
- HH2.EXE: This is a packed executable file which unpacks into HH2.DBF, a dBase format file
which can be read by any dBase type database program. HH2.DBF can also be imported into
database and spreadsheet programs which accept dBase format data. To use this file, from the
prompt at a suitable directory on your hard disc eg your database directory type a:HH2 at the
directory's DOS prompt (or b:HH2 if the disc is in the B drive). You need 5Mb of hard disc space
for the HH2.DBF file
- HH2DISC.TXT field tags
NO Number (This is the unique identifier for each record, it is just a running number) AU
Authors TI Titles ED Edition PUB Publisher DT Date of publication COLL Collation (Number of
pages, plates etc) REAL Realization (Sale number/lot number, notes or details, and realization)
SU Subject SER Series VER Verification (Details of where the publication details have been
confirmed and reviews) NOTES Notes (Other comments) PLACE Place of publication
Duplicate fields have no field tag at the beginning of the line
- HH2.FIX field names and format
Number; Author1; Author2; Author3; Author4; Title1; Title2; Edition; Place; Publisher; Date;
Collation; Subject1; Subject2; Subject3; Series; References; Notes; Realisations1; Realisations2;
If you have problems building your database with the software you are using, contact the
technical assistance staff of the database publisher. The publisher is unable to provide assistance
in database creation from this data. If you are not satisfied with the data provided, please return
the disc and wipe the data from all your floppy and hard discs. The full purchase price will be
refunded, or for a payment equal to the difference in price between the paper and electronic
copies, the disc will be replaced by a print copy of the index.
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