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Author:Fran Tonello [Send Author Email]

April 04, 2003
May 07, 2009
Description:This is an improvement on Dave Haupert's Recipes DB. It's organized a bit differently and adds several new features, including the ability to have HanDBase calculate the quantities of ingredients you need to make a given number of servings. It's also linked with my Shopping List DB, which means you can pick your ingredients right out of your shopping list!
Has Data:Yes
Has Forms:No
Filters:In the Recipe Preparation DB, if you add a filter on 'Done; value must be blank', each preparation instruction will disappear as you check it off. This makes it easier to keep your place while you're cooking.
Sorting:It's come to my attention that several of my gallery applet files had become corrupted on the HanDBase server. Unfortunately, it's also the case that if an author changes their e-mail address, they become disconnected from their applets, so I haven't been able to re-upload the files. This has now been corrected. Thanks for your patience!
Reports:Note: As an added safety precaution, the Recipes2000 databases are set such that DB Delete access is turned off so you can't accidentally delete them. To delete the DBs, simply tap on 'Properties', the DB, Security Settings, then change 'Delete Database' to Full Access.
Comments:You only ever need to open the Recipes database directly; the others are accessed via the Recipes DB. To enter a new recipe, first create a new record in the Recipes DB. In the "Serves" field, enter how many people the recipe normally serves. For now, put the same number in the "# to serve" field. Next, tap the "Ingredients" field and enter a new record there for each ingredient in the recipe. The "Std Amount" field is how much of the ingredient is used when preparing the recipe for the number of people in the Recipe DB "Serves" field; it only needs to be entered once. The "Amount" field will be calculated for you. You'll also note that the "Ingredient" field will automatically take you over to the Shopping List DB and let you pick an item from there. When you're done adding Ingredients, tap "Done" which will take you back to the Recipe record. Now tap "Preparation" to add preparation steps for the recipe. Once that's done, you're all set to use the recipe! To prepare a recipe, open its record in the Recipes DB and change "# to serve" to how many people you're cooking for this time. Then tap on "Ingredients" to open the ingredients DB. Tap on the first record to open it, then press and hold the "+" in the upper right-hand corner to move through each of the other ingredients so that HanDBase will recalculate the Amounts for you. Now when you press Done, the list of ingredients will be showing the new amounts for each ingredient. Bon Appetit!
Version:HanDBase v.2.7x or greater
File:recipies2000.zip          Downloads: This Month 159 / Total* 38120
Note:MAC Users will need to enter the filename recipies2000.zip when saving this file.
* since October 1, 2000.

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04/04/2003 Cars [Automobiles]
The main "gateway" to the Car_Fueling and Car_Maintenance DBs. Enter the info for each of your vehicles here, then open this DB to add corresponding Fueling History and Maintenance records.

04/04/2003 Car_Maintenance [Automobiles]
This database is accessed via the Cars DB and is used to hold car maintenance records. You can also enter the maintenance interval when you enter the first record of its kind so that HandDBbase can tell you when it's due next!