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Posted 02/05/2019   08:06 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bakechad to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm just starting to get into precancels and am going to order a few of the PSS catalogs. I'm very interested in the "PSS Windows software", I only have Mac and Linux machines. I could get a Windows license and spin up a virtual machine, but would much rather try to use the database natively.

Does anyone know if the PSS software is truly a stand-alone Windows application or is just a wrapper around a database? Assuming it is a true database or a group of text files and not a proprietary file, does anyone know what type of data it is?

Also, if anyone has screenshots, it would be great to see what it looks like.

Thanks

Chad
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Posted 02/05/2019   08:24 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is an Microsoft Access database.
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Posted 02/05/2019   12:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rismoney to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
> It is an Microsoft Access database.

Whats Access? The 90s called and wants their mdb file back. sigh


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PSS has renamed the MS Access '.mdb' files to 'bbb. You can make a copy, rename them back to '.mdb', and then open in them in the MS Access application. The PSS app itself appears to be done in Delphi (wow, there is a name I have not heard of in the last 10 years). But the OP was asking 'what type of data is it' and the data is being stored in unencrypted MS Access database files.
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Posted 02/13/2019   9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bakechad to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Has anyone gotten the PSS software to run on Wine?

Trying to avoid purchasing a Windows license to run one piece of software.

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Posted 02/13/2019   11:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bobby De La Rue to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have office 97 that I run on wine without any problems.
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