Medsphere Enhancements to FileMan

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MSC FileMan is an extension of VA FileMan, produced for Medsphere Systems Corporation by George Timson, who was the original programmer of VA FileMan.

MSC FileMan includes all of the functionality of VA FileMan, and is designed to be backwards-compatible with any database created within VA FileMan.  Indian Health Service (IHS) and DSS mods to VA FileMan are also included here.

MSC FileMan incorporates many bug-fixes to VA FileMan, and adds significant new capabilities, including an 'internationalized' data dictionary, and a mouse-enabled ScreenMan.  The "readme.txt" file details several other enhancements.

Medsphere makes MSC FileMan available as open-source software under the terms of the Apache 2.0 license.  Copyright 2008
-2014 Medsphere Systems Corporation.  Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.  Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


Neither Hardhats, the Department of Veterans Affairs, nor Medsphere is in any way responsible for errors or omissions in this suite of software.

book"Readme" documentation

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                           (updated 19 September 2014)



MSC FileMan 1050/1051 corrects a number of bugs not addressed by VA FileMan,.  It also introduces two new enhancements:

1) Input, Sort and Print Templates can be designated as "CANONIC" for their files, which means that they will be prompted by the interactive FileMan dialogues as the default means of editing, sorting, or printing the entries in those files.

2) IDENTIFIER Fields can be created as 'display-only', which means that their field values will NOT be asked at the time a new Entry is being 'LAYGO'ed, but those values WILL be displayed whenever a lookup is done.


Please see the 'Readme' documentation link above to see all the ways in which MSC FileMan differs from VA FileMan..