The sample database (Sample File to Import.txt, found in the C:\Prager directory) was supplied to enable you to test the installation and become familiar with the program. Once you have become familiar with the program and you want to add your own records, you need to do the following:
1. Delete each sample record individually. This is done by selecting the record and clicking on Delete.
2. Ask your listing service (Alibris, Amazon.com, etc.) to export your listings in tab-delimited format and download that file to your computer.
3. Take this exported file that you have downloaded and Import it into this program. (see Importing)
4. You should now be able to see your entire inventory in upper the Database Panel.
You should use the sample database supplied with the program to become familiar with the different things you can do. Add, delete and update the sample records and see what happens. DO NOT upload any files while using the sample database. It will do the upload and your inventory in the listing services will be affected.
1. First, become familiar with the panels.
2. Start the program.
3. You will notice that there is nothing in the Database Panel.
This is so you can do an import using the Sample Import file; when you have completed learning about the program, an import of your inventory is the first thing you should do to get your own records into the database.
Go to the directory where you installed the program (normally c:\program files\prager), and you will find a file called "Sample File to Import.txt" (it's in HomeBase format). Now go here to learn how to import that file.
4. Once that file has been imported, your Database Panel should look exactly like this:
5. Now you have a database with records in it. You can add, update, delete and search to become familiar with it. If you want to mark a book as "Sold", click on the down arrow next to the quantity, which reduces the count of books in your inventory. Once the count gets to zero, the book's Status is marked as "Sold". Conversely, if you get the book back, or have multiple copies (and you want them all listed under one SKU), click the up arrow until you get a count of 1 or equal to the number of books on hand.
6. Once you have made modifications to your records in the database, three things must be done (do not do #2 below with the sample data because it will be uploaded to the listing services):
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