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Data BaseSAVE TIME BY "RE-INDEXING" YOUR DATABASE WITH "SUBSET" 100LX
The (F6) key in the Phone Book or any Database application on the 100LX is used to create a Subset of the main database. (See related tip on this page for more on using Subsets.)
Subset can also be used to "remember" different sort sequences and column displays.
For example, a phone book is normally sorted alphabetically by the Name field. You might want to sort and display the phone book by the business phone so you can make phone calls to the same area at the same time of day.
CREATE A NEW SUBSET
Go to the "All Items" list of your Phone Book (or any Database).
Now change the sort order of the new subset so that the list is sorted by Business phone numbers.
Next change the column display so that the Business phone numbers column is to the extreme left of the screen.
Once you've created a subset this way, re-indexing your phone book, or any database, is almost instantaneous. Each additional subset definition takes up about 1K on your C drive. But this feature can really save look up time.
(For specific information on moving columns and sorting a database, see the HP 100LX User's Guide, beginning on page 17-24.)
Editor, The HP Palmtop Paper
[This tip was based on one from Frank Nagle [71140,1253], posted on CompuServe -- Rich.]
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