To archive old TATEMS data and there are a couple
of approaches you could take.
Both approaches involve this step:
Make a copy of your data (tatems2005be.mdb) file and then
rename the copy to something like:
"TATEMS-Archive-Data-1-6-2010 and before.mdb"
You can then link to that file whenever you need to see the old data.
As for the current data file that you want to clean up:
If you delete a piece of equipment you are also deleting all the
associated records like Lube/services, Inspections, Work Orders
etc. So you can just delete one piece of equipment at a time, thereby
deleting any other data that you want to clean out.
After you clean it out you should do a backup and compact to
shrink the size of the data file.
You can also start over with a fresh empty data file and just
start from scratch.
You can get an empty data file here
WARNING: Make sure you have a backup of your data
before you overwrite it with an empty data file.
Also whenever you do backups or make copies of
the data file, TATEMS must be closed on all workstations.
If you have a large number of trucks and you only want
to remove the history without re-entering all your trucks
then let me know and if you are still eligible for support
We'll do it for you for no charge.