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    Hi Folks:

    Im looking for any users of the Easy Model Railroad Inventory Software -- Im using it and would like to bounce a few questions off people as time goes along



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    @taholmes

    Out of curiosity, what are the advantages of using this inventory software over creating a custom MS Excel or similar spreadsheet?
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    Woodland Scenics has an Android/iOS app that can also be mirrored on the web:
    https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscen...modelinventory

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    Quote Originally Posted by taholmes View Post
    Hi Folks:

    Im looking for any users of the Easy Model Railroad Inventory Software -- Im using it and would like to bounce a few questions off people as time goes along



    Please reply to me directly or in the forum


    Thanks
    TIM

    I started using it a long time ago , but I've never caught up with what I buy. I like it a lot.
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    @taholmes

    Out of curiosity, what are the advantages of using this inventory software over creating a custom MS Excel or similar spreadsheet?
    One major thing is that its done and I dont have to re-create everything, and its designed for that function -- I would prefer not to have to spend my railroading time doing programming but rather working on my railroad

    TIM

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    Hi Janbouli:

    I am enjoying it-- right now working on prepping the Op-Sig database to be imported into it (lotta work) I'd like to know if its possible to print colored bands across the top of the waybills marking where cars are to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by taholmes View Post
    Hi Janbouli:

    I am enjoying it-- right now working on prepping the Op-Sig database to be imported into it (lotta work) I'd like to know if its possible to print colored bands across the top of the waybills marking where cars are to go

    TIM
    Sorry , don't know Tim , I only use it as an inventory database
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    I want something where you scan the bar code and it's in! I know...I'm asking a lot.....
    I have so much, but I really need to inventory...especially for insurance purposes!

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    I started using EMRI about 4 years ago to replace an inventory I created with Paradox db software. Most used feature is the report tool which I use to create a pdf of selected fields of entire inventory for reference when attending train shows/swap meets. I was very disappointed when the developer discontinued support of the application.

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    What is the ability of these proprietary apps to export the database in a common format? Someday these apps won't be updated anymore and I'd hate to put all that work into something that has a relatively short shelf life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by railohio View Post
    What is the ability of these proprietary apps to export the database in a common format? Someday these apps won't be updated anymore and I'd hate to put all that work into something that has a relatively short shelf life.
    that’s why I started using Google Sheets ( or any spreadsheet program) although Google Sheets now lets you insert a thumbnail image into a cell which I really like, but have only added a few because it’s a new feature.

    Microsoft used to have a database program called “MS Access” which would have been great for this purpose, only I haven't seen it Included in Office in over a decade, that I recall anyway.
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    Access is still included in the business edition of office, not the student and home edition.

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    Access is very powerful and customizable (if you like to do some programming).
    It’s not for entry level beginners.

    Excel with some VBA programming could also yield a good inventory program if you want more than just a list.
    But once again, development skill/time is needed.
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    Well I"m out as I have neither Office and not gonna hand out the money to Microsoft, happy with Google Sheets for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    Well I"m out as I have neither Office and not gonna hand out the money to Microsoft, happy with Google Sheets for now.
    Google sheets is fine for basic +-x/ but it doesn’t give the versatility of VBA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Google sheets is fine for basic +-x/ but it doesn’t give the versatility of VBA.
    that’s ok, I don’t know what VBA is lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    that’s ok, I don’t know what VBA is lol
    Visual Basic for Applications is a programming language.
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