database versions


Geiger adopted a software application called DataEase to develop his database. For the entirety of the time Geiger used the program he operated it in a DOS environment, even though his underlying operating system migrated to different versions of Microsoft Windows. The earliest surviving installation copy of the program (on 5-1/2 inch floppy disks) and documentation is version 4.2, dated 1989. There exist manuals showing upgrades to version 4.5.3 in 1993, and to versions 5.0 and 5.5.1 in September, 1999. In 2002, Geiger purchased DataEase for Windows versions 6.0 and 6.5.2, but the program could not automatically convert his many existing query procedures and introduced other obstacles, so he continued to use the final DOS version, whose last copyright date was 1998.


Database JGDBFULL Table List  There are two forms of the Geiger database. The oldest version, titled JGDBFULL, shows the most extensive development of structure. Encompassing 62 tables with a total of ___records, Database JGDBFULL contains entries concerning the study Frank Lloyd Wright commissions, management of Taliesin Fellows events and publication of the Journal of the Taliesin Fellows, Geiger library contents, and personal information such as art inventories and contacts. When Geiger resigned as President of the Taliesin Fellows, a copy of the database was given to the Fellows organization as a basis for a mailing list in 2000. Afterwards, Geiger deleted 31 Taliesin Fellows-related tables from the five subsequent versions of the database that he created. Use of Database JGDBFULL appears to have finally ceased in 2001.
Table List, Database JGDBFULL
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Database JGDB08 Table List Database JGdb09 Table List JGDBPersonal Database Table List
Table List, Database JGDB08
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Table List, Database JGDB09
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Table List, Database JGDBPersonal
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dATABASE jgdb10 tABLE lIST JGDB Database Table List  
Table List, Database JGDB10
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Table List, Database JGDB
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