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Barry
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May 2, 2009 06:23
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I am a registered user of CS and have been using this software for a couple of years as a collector of coins and banknotes, some features of great advantage would be:-

1. a field to place eBay numbers and eBay user ID's.

2. a field to place mintage figures which allows eg. 3,150 / 5,000.

3. the software has been great for collecting, but for the seller it is lacking fields for Sold Price, Sold Date, % Profit or Loss etc.

4. more printable report options able your collection.

I do realise there are customised fields available, but these options written into the software would really add finishing touches and make CS a real asset to not only collectors but sellers as well.

 
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May 5, 2009 13:30
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Thank you Barry for good suggestions; Yes, all points mentioned by you, are very important for collectors (I guess these features are also long expected ...), therefore we will try to enhance next CS release in this field too.
 
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June 14, 2009 19:49
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Barry
more printable report options able your collection.

That would be nice, I am also looking forward for additional options here...

 
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June 17, 2009 09:15
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Barry
more printable report options able your collection.
That would be nice, I am also looking forward for additional options here...
We always expand statistics section in every new build. In CS 3.35 there will be new maps added and new statistics views with prices details. All your suggestions are welcome!
 
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June 23, 2009 07:20
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Here is a spy screen-shots of the newer collectionstudio version 3.55: ;)

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June 24, 2009 07:27
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Here is a spy screen-shots of the newer collectionstudio version 3.55: ;)

Hey, that looks very good ;)

One small remark though: in case of coins collections (perhaps other collections too, just didn't check them all), when accessing a specific country, one can display the list of coins from that specific country, with additional information such as (just took Poland as example): "5 Grosh, Poland (1967)" (see also your screeshot named "Statistics Europe Countries with opened list of coins from Poland";).

In case of custom collections, there is only the index # displayed. It might be nice if one can also see some of the custom fields in here, but letting the user decide which ones.

It's just a minor comments, would it be much trouble to implement?

 
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June 24, 2009 09:56
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Catalin
One small remark though: in case of coins collections (perhaps other collections too, just didn't check them all), when accessing a specific country, one can display the list of coins from that specific country, with additional information such as (just took Poland as example): "5 Grosh, Poland (1967)" (see also your screeshot named "Statistics Europe Countries with opened list of coins from Poland";).

In case of custom collections, there is only the index # displayed. It might be nice if one can also see some of the custom fields in here, but letting the user decide which ones.

This feature is already implemented in CS :!:

You can use it right now!

For all collectible types we have special property to display complete title of the collectible - Template, which can be accessed in the Collection Option window, "General" Tab page:

For coins, the default value is:

#[index] [nominal] [currency], [country] ([year])

That's why we have the following string of the collectible displayed in the list:

"5 Grosh, Poland (1967)"

This template value is used in several parts of CS to display items:

- Various item listing (such as our "Coins from Poland" list);

- In main bar when you select the item;

- In Search tool: you can specify exactly "5 Grosh, Poland (1967)" and you will get an exact match as a result.

- etc.

I guess, many users don't know much about this feature...

For custom collectibles, you can also use this variable to expand information of the collectible. Just use your XML-tag name of your collectible fields as template fields, braced with square braces. Currently, all template names should be in lower case.

For example, if you have a field "City", CollectionStudio will automatically create for this field following properties:

1. Title: "City" - will be displayed in the "Edit" window;

2. XML-tag: "City" - will be used in export/import etc;

3. SQL-field: "CS_City" - will be used only in SQL export.

You can change them as you wish:

1. Title: "Nearest City";

2. XML-tag: "City_Tag";

3. SQL-field: "CS_CITY_NAME".

According that the default "template" for custom collectible is "#[index] [title]", you can add information about city using its xml-tag in the "template" field:

#[index] [title], [city_tag]

For all type of collectible, you can use following standard fields (I hope meaning is understandable from their names): [index], [duplicates], [comments], [externalindex], [storage], [donator], [status], [quality], [quality_comments], [quality_mark], [country], [country_comments], [country_nationalbank], [country_nationalbankurl], [year], [currency], [currency_comments], [currency_nameorigin], [created], [income], [price], [realprice], [buy_comments]. For complete list of available fields, check our online help: Template Fields.

 
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June 24, 2009 11:04 last modified on June 24, 2009 11:05
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Fantastic:!::!::!:

I just didn't know that I can do that by myself!

WONDERFUL...

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