Texpress for Administrators

Aims

To enable attendees to become conversant with the functionality of Texpress databases at an administrator level, and with useful Unix utilities and commands commonly used by Texpress administrators.

Format

A three 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 copies of example databases, and the material taught is reinforced by exercises using these individual databases.

Prerequisites

This course assumes that attendees are conversant with Texpress at a user level. Some knowledge of Unix is an advantage.

Course Outline

  • Forms design
  • Expressions
  • Query form design
  • Configuration and initialization
  • Database backup and restore
  • Loading data
  • Rebuilding databases
  • User accounts
  • Monitoring database activity
  • Maintenance
  • Database operations
  • Look-up table maintenance
  • Data compaction on labels
  • Report generation with awk
  • Report formats
  • Options
  • Fast insertions
  • User Interface Tailoring
  • Database configuration

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