climbTIME membership database

the Installation

Installing climbTIME is easy. It's based on Microsoft Access, and because this is part of the popular Microsoft Office suite the database will operate on any modern PC or Windows Server without affecting any of your other applications. And it's equally at home running on a single stand-alone computer or on a network server accessed by many clerks and managers at the same time. Once you have Access 2003 or later it's simply a matter of choosing where to put the files and copying them there.

The database consists of two files, one for the data itself (tables of information such as member names, addresses and records of when they've visited, how much they paid, etc.) and one for the application (the bit that knows which screen to show when and which data to fetch.)

You'll need to decide where the data file should be kept, so as to minimise any chance of it being deleted by accident, so it can be accessed by any computer on your network, and so it can be automatically backed up using your usual backup software.

The application file can live on a network server too but it's more efficient to have a local copy on each computer you want to use to access the the database. Getting the application to know where to look for the data couldn't be easier, as a familiar windows folder browser will appear automatically the first time you open the application from any new PC.

Once this has been done once it never needs doing again unless you move the data file to a different location.

If you're changing to climbTIME from another database we may be able to help by importing your existing membership information, although this will depend on exactly what format your data is in when it's been exported. Once we've assessed whether it's possible to import your data we'll let you know if it's possible to convert it and how much it will cost. If all's well we'll be able to supply your new database with details of all of your existing registrants already loaded!

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