My Simple database; the series.....

Klaus Major klaus at
Sat Jul 3 05:35:31 CDT 2004

Hi Bob,

> Hi All.
> I have been reading the debates on the documentation and I think there 
> is a wee total beginers gap to be filled.
> Well not actually filled because I think Dan's book covers this 
> fantastically.
> But for those interested, I think I will write a short article on 
> making a simple database that loads and saves data
> from a TSV. This is from a total beginners point of view.

I've done this before and it works just fine with up to 100000 lines of 
text (a 17 MB text-file in my tests),
as long as you use a ONE card layout... And it is FAST, took 3 secs to 
load on my 1 GHZ Mac  :-)

It is said that converting the data into an array would speed up things 
again, had no time to test that so far...

> If you would be interested in helping with advice could you please 
> mail me or better still post here.

I would be glad to help! :-)

Just drop a line...

> I intent to have the series called MyDB...then the section.
> IE article 1 is MyDB... the layout. I'm off to revjournal to let them 
> know.
> All the best
> Bob


Klaus Major
klaus at

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