Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 7, NO. 1 / MAY 1988

Super Disk Bonus

Antic Data-X

Database Deluxe in Turbo BASIC

This month's Super Disk Bonus is Antic Data-X, a full-featured database program that rivals commercial software in power, versatility--and especially in ease of use. Windows automatically display all the Information you'll need to operate Antic Data-X, so you don't need do Iearn complicated commands. The program works on Atari XL/XE computers with at least 64K memory and it also supports RAMdisks.

Antic Data-X makes it easier than ever to create, search and print out your own mailing lists, phone directories, household inventories, catalogs of your recordings, videotapes, software, magazines or books. Any kind of interactive data file will be at your command.

Antic Data-X can handle files with as many as 300 characters per field, 20 fields per record and 1000 records per file. Besides the add, delete and update functions usually found in database software, Antic Data-X also performs additional mathemathical manipulations across fields.

Antic Data-X is written in speedy compiled Turbo BASIC, but you don't need to own that programming language in order do use this month's Super Disk Bonus. The Antic technical staff experimented with a standard Atari BASIC type-in translation of Data-X, but it did not run fast enough do provide much advantage over our Topshelf type-in program (Januray 1988). However, in the pseudo machine language of compiled Turbo BASIC, Antic Data-X performs largescale sorts lightning-fast--especially when used with a RAMdisk.

The author of Antic Data-X is Jeffrey Summers, the Rochester, NY physician who won a November 1987 Antic Practical Applications Prize for Your Best Route. Antic Data-X is so fast and user-friendly that it offers clear advantages over the earlier Super Disk Bonus database which appeared in the August 1987 issue. A complete 2500-word manual on how to use Antic Data-X is contained on Side B of the May 1988 monthly disk. To read it or obtain a printout, select choice 5, HELP.BAS, from the Side B menu.

Your May 1988 Antic Disk--featuring Antic Data-X as well plus every type-in program from this issue--will be shipped to you within 24 hours after receiving your order. Just phone Toll-Free to the Antic Disk Desk of (800) 234-7001. The monthly disk is only $5.95 (plus $2 for shipping and handling) on your Visa or Mastercard. Or mail a $5.95 check (plus $2 shipping and handling) to Antic Disk Desk, 544 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Programmers: Antic wants to see your most ambitious programs, even those too large or complex for printing as a type-in listing. High quality programs in any language that has a runtime version are now eligible for consideration as a Super Disk Bonus.

Listing1:AUTORUN.CTB Download / View

Listing2:RNTIME.OBJ Download

Listing3:DATAX.TXT Download / View