S7E01 APX Data Management System – Supplement

This episode features APX Data Management System, released in 1982 by APX, originally published in Compute! magazine in Novemeber 1981. It was programmed by Ron & Lynn Marcuse.

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APX Catalog advertisement. Note that it received a full page and a blue ribbon award:

Compute! magazine cover which feature version 1.2 of Data Management System:


Image of the diskette:

Data Management System in Action

Main menu. Note the Select Option prompt is used throughout the program:

Data Dictionary menu:

Data Dictionary List Index:

Adding a data dictionary (database):

Data Dictionary List. You can list all data dictionaries (databases), or search for one:

Data Dictionary Update:

File Management Menu(s). Note the second image shows the currently OPEN database between the title and menu options:

Selecting a database (open):

File Management Directory Index:

Add Record:

File Management List / Inquiry menu:

Listing records by searching, displaying to screen or printer, and selecting all or some (partial) fields:

Update Record:


Error displayed when there is no data set (database) open when invoking a function that requires it:


Files on the diskette:

Contents of DISKNAME.DAT file:

Dump of the DMS.DB file. This file contains a record of all databases on the disk, which includes the database name, description, and fields within:

Dump of the beginning and end of the sample database (PA.DB). This shows each field encoded in plain ASCII:


Print Output

Single record, all fields:

Single record, partial fields:

All records, all fields:

All records, partial fields:

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