Using Databases And Passwords



A-PIM works with database files compatible with Microsoft Access 2000, but you do not need to install Access 2000 in your computer.


You can use only one database for all your data, or distribute your data into several databases. You can protect each database file with a password, just like it can be done with Access 2000.


Two database files are provided with the A-PIM installation kit:


o    apim_demo.mdb: a demonstration database with data intended as examples of what you can do with A-PIM. Depending on the kit version, apim_demo.mdb can be provided without a password or with the password "demo".

o    mydb.mdb: an empty database that you can fill with your personal data. Depending on the kit version, mydb.mdb can be provided without a password or with the password "mydb".


When starting A-PIM for the first time, after closure of the registration window, you will be prompted to select the database you want to work with. You may want to select the "apim_demo.mdb" database and explore the various A-PIM functions using the data contained in that database.


After some practice with apim_demo.mdb you can start your own personal database by using "mydb.mdb" (an empty database). You can then rename this database and set its password by means of the respective command in the main context menu. You may also use the "save database as ..." function to create a copy of the database with a name of your choice and place it in any directory.


It is very important to remember your database password. There is no way to open a database if you have forgotten it!


Data entered or modified in the A-PIM database are saved on disk each time you finish editing a record.


See also Database backup and recovery.