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 a GNU LGPL license that
prohibits third parties from copyrighting or selling the MSC FileMan enhancements. Downloading of this suite of 796
MUMPS routines implies acceptance of the terms of 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.
enhancements to FileMan in Cache format
(updated 19 September 2014)
FileMan 1050/1051 corrects a number of bugs not addressed by VA FileMan,. It also introduces two new enhancements:
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.
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..