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' NAMES.BAS by David Bannon ' Copyright (C) 1992 DOS Resource Guide ' Published in Issue #6, November 1992, page 65 ' ============================================================================== ------------- NAMES.BAS NAMES.BAT INSTALL.BAT ------------- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: The version of QBasic that comes with DOS 5 or later, or Microsoft Quick Basic 4.x. Two companion files, INSTALL.BAT and NAMES.BAT (both of which are on this diskette), simplify installing and starting NAMES.BAS. WHAT NAMES.BAS DOES: This QBasic program lets you create a simple database of companies, contact names, and telephone numbers. You can search the database by company name or by first or last name. PHONE.BAS on this diskette performs a similar function. USING NAMES.BAS: You can follow the standard QBasic procedures for starting NAMES.BAS, but you'll probably find it more convenient to use NAMES.BAS with its companion files, INSTALL.BAT and NAMES.BAT. INSTALL.BAT simplifies installation, copying NAMES.BAS from its current location to your C:\DOS subdirectory. INSTALL.BAT also places NAMES.BAT, the batch file used to start NAMES.BAS, in your hard disk's root directory. When you type NAMES at the DOS prompt, NAMES.BAT changes to your \DOS directory, starts QBasic, and runs NAMES.BAS. NAMES.BAS presents you with three options: entering a name, searching for a name, or quitting the program. When you press 1 to choose the first option, NAMES.BAS prompts you to enter the name, area code, phone number, and company name for each entry. If you type END (any combination of upper- and lowercase number is acceptable) in the last-name field, the program closes the file and returns you to the main menu. When you press 2 to select the search option, the program asks you to supply the name you want to look for. When a match is found, NAMES.BAS prints all the database entries that match your criteria. The program informs you if no match exists and repeats its request for a name. As with the first option, typing END returns you to the main menu. Choose option 3 from the main menu to quit the program. For further details on NAMES.BAS, see "Building a QBasic Database" (DRG #6, November 1992, page 65).
Please note that QBjs is still in early development and support for these examples is extremely experimental (meaning will most likely not work). With that out of the way, give it a try!