For each application, one must examine the relative merits (advantages/disadvantages) of each outline structures. Yes SQLNotes can do outlines/calculations, but it can also do flatter structures. Each have relative merits. Flatter structures are sometimes superior to indented ones. Similarly, separate values can be saved in separate fields vs single field but multiple items, vs single text field. Ease of data entry, data analysis (immediate and eventual), information sharing are key considerations here.
Good advice, Pierre.
"Ease of data entry, data analysis (immediate and eventual), information sharing" : These parameters are exactly the one I use when I have to structure data.
I must say that the parameter I think of most is "data analysis". It's a drag when you've entered all your data in a structure that's opaque, not differentiated enough and only later realize that you should of separate some info.
Is there a way to merge fields in SQLNotes? If yes, then creating a multitude of fields is not a problem if you can decide to merge them later on, or even just create a "merged view/print of all fields/columns". -->
Would that be possible (to create a "merged view/print of all fields/columns") ?
Similarly : even if a highly hierarchical structure is adopted, it's not really a problem if a flat view was also possible, momentaneously eliminating all hierarchies, with the possibility to sort through different parameters : date, name, etc.-->
Is that possible at the moment?
Some various comments :-->
One potentially useful feature would be to save certain tool bar arrangements and apply these "arrangements" to all grids.
Also, 2 things have been happening with v.0.9.21
-- When I open certain grids : "Error opening grid. Check grid source criteria."
What does that ?
-- Sometimes, under certain varying circumstances (like selecting some empty space-columns in an empty grid, or -- but that was a while ago -- I typed alt+2 by mistake within the find window) I'll get a super crash:
Run-time error '-2147467261 (80004003)': Method '~' of object '~' failed.
And then I loose the stuff I've been working on
The data is not completely gone of course but I have to repopulate the grid manually.-->
Is there a way to save the grids content and "format" automatically or even manually with a shortcut key ?
(BTW, what's the new link for the daily builds ?