S1E12 LJK Data Perfect – Supplement

 

This episode features Data Perfect, originally released in 1982 by LJK Enterprises.

Podcast: Download

Media Scans

Cover of the spiral bound manual:

LJK Data Perfect Manual Cover

 

Advertisement from September 1983 issue of A.N.A.L.O.G..  The same ad runs again in the February 1985 issue.

LJK Data Perfect Analog September 1983 Ad

 

Data Perfect in Action

Boot

At boot, entering the date (format MM/DD/YY):

LJK Data Perfect Boot

 

Main Menu:

LJK Data Perfect Main Menu

 

Load Database

Source disk verification:

LJK Data Perfect Load Source

 

Acknowledge database being loaded:

LJK Data Perfect Load Acknowledge

 

Loaded database summary including number of fields, record length, number of records, dates, and number of formulas:

LJK Data Perfect Load Summary

 

Create Database

Initial creation pre-populates a key field:

LJK Data Perfect Create 1

 

Field Definition:

LJK Data Perfect Create 2

 

After Quitting form (screen mask) definition, the edit/form menu is displayed:

LJK Data Perfect Create 3

 

Entering default values for any fields needing them:

LJK Data Perfect Create 4

 

Acknowledging the new database structure:

LJK Data Perfect Create 5

 

Final acknowledgement of new database statistics:

LJK Data Perfect Create 6

 

File Maintenance

Menu:

LJK Data Perfect File Maintenance Menu

 

Adding or Editing a record:

LJK Data Perfect Add/Edit Record

 

Search step 1 – Search By field selection:

LJK Data Perfect Search 1

 

Search step 2 – Criteria definition (note use of fore/aft wildcards):

LJK Data Perfect Search 2

 

Total function:

LJK Data Perfect File Maintenance Total

 

Utilities

Menu:

LJK Data Perfect Utilities Menu

 

Pack Results:

LJK Data Perfect Pack Results

 

View Format screen 1:

LJK Data Perfect View Format 1

 

View Format screen 2:

LJK Data Perfect View Format 2

 

Reformat (database structure modification); works just like create:

LJK Data Perfect Reformat

Reports

Menu:

LJK Data Perfect Reports Menu

 

Create step 1 – Printer width:

LJK Data Perfect Report Create step 1

 

Create step 2 – Printer initialization string (format decimal,decimal,decimal…):

LJK Data Perfect Report Create step 2

 

Create step 3 – Level break definition (up to 4 deep):

LJK Data Perfect Report Create step 3

 

Create step 4 – Header definition.  You can move between step 4 and 5 freely by moving the cursor up/down the data area.  The top 7 lines are the header.  The bottom 3 are the record details:

LJK Data Perfect Report Create step 4

 

Create step 5 – Detail (record) definition:

LJK Data Perfect Report Create step 5

 

Files

The disk is not a standard DOS format, it is a proprietary DOS developed by LJK which was also used for Letter Perfect.

 

Print Output

Utility View Format:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/s1e12-print-utilviewformat.pdf

Report Print List:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/s1e12-print-reportlist.pdf

Report Print Record:

https://inverseatascii.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/s1e12-print-record.pdf

 

Instructions

There are too many commands to record in a cheat sheet.  The program is difficult to use without reading at least the tutorial section of the manual.  Please review the official manual.

 

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Bit Rating 6

Intro music is an excerpt from a chip tune by Wizwars named 8 Bit Raceway.  It is used under Creative Common license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States.
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