Texpress for Users


To enable attendees to become conversant with the functionality of Texpress databases at a user level, and with basic use of a Unix system.


A two day workshop; each attendee has exclusive access to a terminal connected to a Unix machine on which Texpress is installed. Each attendee uses their own individual copy of an example database, and the material taught is reinforced by exercises using this individual database.


This course assumes that attendees are present or prospective users of the Texpress software. No knowledge of Unix is assumed.

Course Outline - Day 1

  • Starting with Texpress 
  • Simple queries 
  • Multiple term queries 
  • Look-up tables 
  • Database updates 
  • More updating facilities 
  • Database insertions 
  • Global changes 
  • Complicated queries 
  • Display Forms

Course Outline - Day 2

  • Report forms 
  • Report generation 
  • Introduction to Texql Query Language 
  • Administrator Menu 
  • Backup & Restore 
  • Recovery after System Crash 
  • Database Maintenance 
  • Database Creation
  • Database Design 
  • Introduction to Unix 
  • Standard Unix screen editor - vi 
  • More Unix Commands 
  • The Unix File System

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