Version 1, Release 3
by Stephen DeMeulenaere, 1994 (not to imply ownership but authorship)
Questions about software should be directed to its designer,
MultiLETS is a database program capable of managing accounts and notices for a multiplicity of systems. It is structured to operate using a minimum of space and to connect with other LETS, database, wordprocessing and desktop publishing software. Nlets 0.43L, Microsoft Word and Aldus Pagemaker 4 are the recommended relational programs.
MultiLETS is designed to be run on a high-end IBM 386 or better, preferably a 486 with 4mb RAM.
MultiLETS is separated into three programs. Mlets handles the accounting and systems functions. Mnotices handles the notices database for Offers & Requests. MultiLETS Exchange transforms the files from the database (.dat) to the comma-delimited ascii text format. This manual will handle the three programs in order, and will use additional programs where necessary. F1 provides a help form for most screens.
A note about printing. In the Utilities menu, select printer setup and make sure the code in the blank spaces is 15, 32, 32, 32, 32 ..., this will ensure that statements are printed for an A4 letter page.
Lastly, use this program at your own risk. It requires some degree
of knowledge about an older era in computer programming. Make backups
every time new information is added. Before using, always update the
database by "rebuilding indexes" in the Utilities menu.
Acknowledgements are transactions between account holders. Hit return upon entry and a blank transaction form will be presented. As transactions are entered they will be listed above the transaction form. When completed press F10 to post the acknowledgement stack to the journal which updates the account ledgers.
Press the Insert Key to add a new LETSystem.
Everyone will have an account in the Registry, and certain people will have accounts in the sub-systems. Refer to the LETSystem Design Manual for information about Registries and LETSystem Development.
When acknowledgements are recorded, typing the system name will file the transaction to the ledger for that system.
Press F10 to print a System Ledger, which is best done immediately before a Period End, so that the Ledger presents a full system diagnostic.
4. Period End
Internal Charges are calculated and then applied by the Trustee or Administrator of the Registry.
Print the statements and rename the ackstack.dat as a dated and zipped file as a record for that period. ie. rename ackstack.dat 98-07-10.dat, then use pkzip to compress
Close Off the Period.
Rebuild Indexes before and after your work to ensure that the databases are properly configured. The other options aren't worth using, it would be better to do your own backup, and to restore data using multilets exchange.
MultiLETS Notices Manager
1) Update Notices
1) Update Notices
Pressing return on an empty account field will bring up a list of available accounts. To "pull" an account from Mlets, press the Insert key and input the account identifier. The notice can then be inputted.
2) Export Notices
3) Update Categories
4) List Expired Notices
MultiLETS Exchange Utility
2. Load Database
3. & 4. Export and Import Database