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    There may be no good way to do this. I understand that. And I am a newbie still so please be gentle. (Treo 300)

    I have a DB of all the books I've read in the past 9 years. It's created in MS Access. I use it mainly to populate a webpage ( It currently has a little more than 500 books in it.

    In my IPAQ PocketPC days I had this nifty little DB viewer. It sucked selected data out of my database, converted it to something that PocketPC could read and ported it over. So when I added a new book, I uploaded the DB for the webpage and then synced up the IPAQ with the latest info. It worked really easily and well. (I could also add to it - wish lists - but that's not a requirement.)

    I'm looking for something similar for Palm. It would be great if I could use the web page. But, alas, the brower doesn't like my script so I can see the page, just not call the up the data. I don't need to look at any other MS Access databases, just this one. I've found a couple of programs to convert and sync up MS Access databases but they are serious, expensive things and way more than I need.

    So... any thots? Ideas? Recommendations?

    Am I maybe better off thinking in terms of a different kind of web page? Maybe creating one just for my Treo?


    p.s. The main use for this would be to have it when I'm in a bookshop so that I don't buy a book I've already read. Sadly, it's not a full proof system but it's better than nothing.
    susan dennis
    seattle, WA
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    Try mobileDB Lite, it's free and has a pc convertor I believe that you can import comma delimited databases to it and then sync with your palm to import. You can find it here. .

    Another alternative would be excel for the palm. There are some that come with conduits so you can hotsync any spreadsheets to and from the palm. Dataviz makes desktop to go I believe.

    Try that and welcome to the world of palm os!
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    Thanks for the info! I thought about the spreadsheet route but my db doesn't really work too well in a spreadsheet. I tried Mobile DB and I like the price and I may even go back to it.

    But, I found Database Viewer ( and bought it. However, it keeps blowing up on me. When it doesn't blow up, it's perfect for what I need. I have email into support@ with no answer yet which doesn't make me happy. So, really, the jury is still out.

    I am just continually amazed at the ease of Palm use. The most difficult part of learning how to use Palm and the apps is unlearning the PocketPC. I keep trying to make stuff more difficult than it is...
    susan dennis
    seattle, WA
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    Here is a good link for freeware programs for palm.

    Freeware Palm

    The software is divided into categories and subcategories. All programs are free.

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