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General Discussion and Chat / Re: Importing from Excel
« Last post by Admin Gary on February 21, 2017, 08:59:55 AM »
Hi Windtalker,

You can import from Excel or Access via a CSV file.

In Excel, you save your sheet as CSV.
From Access, you would export into CSV.

There are some step by step instructions here:
http://www.suisoft.co.uk/kitbase/ImportProcedure.htm

These are also available via the Help feature in KitBase.

Hope this makes sense.

Kind Regards,
Gary
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General Discussion and Chat / Importing from Excel
« Last post by Windtalker on February 21, 2017, 08:12:58 AM »
Hi,
I'm new to the forum, and am thinking about buying Kitbase. At the moment, my stash (850+ kits) is recorded in an Excel spreadsheet, and also in an Access database. Is it possible to import the data from either of these into Kitbase?
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Certainly - it should be with you shortly.

Many thanks.

Thanks.
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Certainly - it should be with you shortly.

Many thanks.
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Very happy to see this coming up. I currently use a spreadsheet to keep track of my paint stock - I also use it to record paint mixes that I've developed myself, or have collected from various people. Is there a chance of a paint mixes feature in KitBase in the future?

Many thanks.

Would you be able to email me a copy of your spreadsheet, so that I can see how you have recorded the mixes?

That way, I can see how it would fit into the database model.

You can reply to the news email I sent through.

Thanks,
Gary
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Very happy to see this coming up. I currently use a spreadsheet to keep track of my paint stock - I also use it to record paint mixes that I've developed myself, or have collected from various people. Is there a chance of a paint mixes feature in KitBase in the future?

Many thanks.
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...  A utility that allows me to plug in a list of colors from a kit's instructions and return a list of equivalents in my stocks - then automatically adds them to the shopping list if I don't have one.  I build many aircraft and the kit instructions provide colors only from one company.  I have to then spend quite a bit of time looking over my collection for the equivalent colors or finding out what that equivalent color is...  The ability to edit the database, I assume, will be included.  A central file in the cloud for the paint xref we can all share would be the ideal thing...

Thanks for the feedback.

I would like to do something that links together 'Kit Paints' to 'Paint Stock'. As you say, a centralised database would really be needed to prevent it from being too laborious.

For this release, I'm just including a basic stock function, with a view to making improvements down the line. The matching functionality will need some extra KitBase functionality to be built. My focus at the moment is to get a new PC version out there then mobile apps, so that you can take KitBase with you.

The 'Equivalent' columns are a basis for the matching up to kit colours, as you can filter on an 'Equivalent' column to see if you have a compatible paint.

As with all tables in KitBase, you can customise the fields, form and views for Paint Stock.
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A standard report for a shopping list would be great.  I frequently go to the hobby shop looking for paints and find the brand I want out of stock, so including equivalents from other suppliers would be a huge help.  Great additions!

You will be able to generate a report from the Paint Stock to take along with you. A filter can be applied to just include 'Wanted' paints.

Also, when the mobile version is available, you would be able to sync then use the KitBase views from the mobile app.
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Something else...  A utility that allows me to plug in a list of colors from a kit's instructions and return a list of equivalents in my stocks - then automatically adds them to the shopping list if I don't have one.  I build many aircraft and the kit instructions provide colors only from one company.  I have to then spend quite a bit of time looking over my collection for the equivalent colors or finding out what that equivalent color is...  The ability to edit the database, I assume, will be included.  A central file in the cloud for the paint xref we can all share would be the ideal thing...

Kurt
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A standard report for a shopping list would be great.  I frequently go to the hobby shop looking for paints and find the brand I want out of stock, so including equivalents from other suppliers would be a huge help.  Great additions!
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