While this seminar does NOT require previous programming experience, it does provide an intense learning experience and is suitable for those who are responsible for developing and supporting Pick Basic software. It focuses on commands, techniques and theory necessary to develop and enhance programs using Pick Basic.
What you will Accomplish:
Create and enhance a variety of programs, including at least one inquiry program, one maintenance program, and one report.
Produce reports, focusing on the formatting of data for output.
Apply input and output conversions to data. Focusing on the validation of information entered during execution of the program.
Use both dynamic and dimensioned arrays within the programs. Learn when to use which type of array for ease of use and efficiency of code.
Incorporate conditional testing (IF/THEN, CASE) into the programs, with a special emphasis on clarity and efficiency.
Write a maintenance program which will focus on file I/O, efficiency of code, appropriate record locking and updating, and creation of user friendly applications.
Incorporate Access statements using the EXECUTE statement for efficient selection of applicable data, and also use the Pick Basic SELECT statement for selection of all items within a file.
Discuss proper design techniques.
Prerequisite: Understanding of the Pick data model and experience using either the line or screen editor. Prior programming experience (any language) would be beneficial, but is NOT required.
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