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JBanczak

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You only need Access to run the software we are talking about, which is already designed for a small B&B and easy to use.
It runs all the reports I need and more.
Riki.
Yes, but if she doesn't have it..it is very expensive to purchase. I used InnReserve because I already had the software. If I did not...I probably would have gone a different route. Maybe SWIRT would know if OPEN OFFICE ACCESS would work. I don't know.
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To the best of my knowledge, OpenOffice-database can open an access database file and interact with it (read and write data to it). The problem (I think) is that all the commands (macros and scripts) that Innreserve uses are trying to talk to Access (the program) and so it would likely fail to talk to OpenOffice-Base (the program).
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Also be extremely careful about what you store in access or related DB's. They are not exactly know for data security/hacker-prevention/encryption...
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TOTALLY off topic, but John, how are the little ones doing??
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Great, thanks! We had a rough night the other night, but it was all my fault. Back on track!!!!
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Great, thanks! We had a rough night the other night, but it was all my fault. Back on track!!!!
Glad to hear it. They grow so fast. Ask SS what her motto is about her age and the age of her children!
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I know - she is going to be 4 months old in a week - we can't believe it. At 3 weeks old I thought I would never see the day - but then time starts to fly.
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JBanczak said:
I know - she is going to be 4 months old in a week - we can't believe it. At 3 weeks old I thought I would never see the day - but then time starts to fly.
Not only does it start to fly, but at some point WE start to get old!!! How does that happen??? :)
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Tell me about it. 4-0 coming in a month. Now I know why people have kids when they are young!
 

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You only need Access to run the software we are talking about, which is already designed for a small B&B and easy to use.
It runs all the reports I need and more.
Riki.
Yes, but if she doesn't have it..it is very expensive to purchase. I used InnReserve because I already had the software. If I did not...I probably would have gone a different route. Maybe SWIRT would know if OPEN OFFICE ACCESS would work. I don't know.
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To the best of my knowledge, OpenOffice-database can open an access database file and interact with it (read and write data to it). The problem (I think) is that all the commands (macros and scripts) that Innreserve uses are trying to talk to Access (the program) and so it would likely fail to talk to OpenOffice-Base (the program).
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Also be extremely careful about what you store in access or related DB's. They are not exactly know for data security/hacker-prevention/encryption...
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that was never an issue for me. As I run the software only locally on one computer and I have firewall on my system and turn it off when not in use.
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Brining this up only for clarification since you and Bonne Adresse both mentioned confidence in a firewall. Firewalls only offer some protection from those trying to break in from the outside. They offer no protection from trojan horses or other data transmitting viruses that operate from within and are trying to send info out. That role lies with anti-virus software. ;)
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Oh I also have Norton Anti virus installed ...wouldn't be without it:) No networking here...no wifi...no one on this computer but me.
 

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It is mentioned on innreserve website that it supports Microsoft Access 2000. (database delivered originally with 2000 format) Then, why bother with access 2007, even professional ! I went on ebay and found product starting from 1$ up to 70$ . Should probably find this version 2000 around 10$. Don't forget old software costs less with time,not like experience !
Regarding security issues, not really a problem as your database is run locally on your PC (Protection from outside can be achieved by firewall). If security is a real issue for you, your can think about software encryption for all data stored on your PC (That means only the person knowing the password can read information on your PC). But personaly, as the application is not a web application, you should not care about that.
Bruno.
Speaking of software deals - I just got an email from Newegg - MS Office Home 2007 with a 3 PC license - Word, Excel, PPT (no access - sorry) is only $79. Not bad!
 

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You only need Access to run the software we are talking about, which is already designed for a small B&B and easy to use.
It runs all the reports I need and more.
Riki.
Yes, but if she doesn't have it..it is very expensive to purchase. I used InnReserve because I already had the software. If I did not...I probably would have gone a different route. Maybe SWIRT would know if OPEN OFFICE ACCESS would work. I don't know.
.
To the best of my knowledge, OpenOffice-database can open an access database file and interact with it (read and write data to it). The problem (I think) is that all the commands (macros and scripts) that Innreserve uses are trying to talk to Access (the program) and so it would likely fail to talk to OpenOffice-Base (the program).
.
Also be extremely careful about what you store in access or related DB's. They are not exactly know for data security/hacker-prevention/encryption...
.
that was never an issue for me. As I run the software only locally on one computer and I have firewall on my system and turn it off when not in use.
.
Brining this up only for clarification since you and Bonne Adresse both mentioned confidence in a firewall. Firewalls only offer some protection from those trying to break in from the outside. They offer no protection from trojan horses or other data transmitting viruses that operate from within and are trying to send info out. That role lies with anti-virus software. ;)
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swirt said:
Brining this up only for clarification since you and Bonne Adresse both mentioned confidence in a firewall. Firewalls only offer some protection from those trying to break in from the outside. They offer no protection from trojan horses or other data transmitting viruses that operate from within and are trying to send info out. That role lies with anti-virus software. ;)
I sue Kasperky internet security and have had trojans flash up caught about 4 or 5 per day this week so far! jerks
 

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You only need Access to run the software we are talking about, which is already designed for a small B&B and easy to use.
It runs all the reports I need and more.
Riki.
Yes, but if she doesn't have it..it is very expensive to purchase. I used InnReserve because I already had the software. If I did not...I probably would have gone a different route. Maybe SWIRT would know if OPEN OFFICE ACCESS would work. I don't know.
.
To the best of my knowledge, OpenOffice-database can open an access database file and interact with it (read and write data to it). The problem (I think) is that all the commands (macros and scripts) that Innreserve uses are trying to talk to Access (the program) and so it would likely fail to talk to OpenOffice-Base (the program).
.
Also be extremely careful about what you store in access or related DB's. They are not exactly know for data security/hacker-prevention/encryption...
.
that was never an issue for me. As I run the software only locally on one computer and I have firewall on my system and turn it off when not in use.
.
Brining this up only for clarification since you and Bonne Adresse both mentioned confidence in a firewall. Firewalls only offer some protection from those trying to break in from the outside. They offer no protection from trojan horses or other data transmitting viruses that operate from within and are trying to send info out. That role lies with anti-virus software. ;)
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For sure, it is not thinkable about not having any protection tool as anti virus (personnaly run AVG free edtion http://free.avg.com/). Consider also software against spyware.
Windows XP has a free solution http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=435BFCE7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en
 

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SORRY>>>> I REPLIED to this before I saw the POSTING DATE ;-( GRRRR.... Spammer was here!!!
Access is a database program which is included in only the MS OFFICE PROFESSIONAL. Do you need a database? I tried to learn it many many years ago and my mind did not take to that kind of logic in setting one up from scratch. Of course you can use 'templates" etc etc....but you can also get "open source" database program if that is what you really need.
 
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