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Yes, Easy View is the database product at Help Systems. It's been in the catalog for at least 25 years now.

Decent utility - one of the surviving non-operations-related products from those days - Print Coder was bought by Gumbo, I think - much easier to use than RLU - much closer to SDA in interface. And it could convert internal report specs to external.

Names - used to be Robot and Auto Tune and others - then various products were developed that lined up as operations automation - so we got Robot/ALERT, Robit/CPA, etc. Now Auto Tune is within the Robot/AUTOTUNE name. Product branding, I suppose.

Regards
Vern

On 5/13/2014 10:57 AM, John Yeung wrote:
On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM, <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Robot has a whole litany of products. One of them is a job scheduler.
Another is a database file editor. And so on...
Well, the product that most people seem to know as "Robot" is probably
what Help/Systems (the company who sells it) calls Robot/SCHEDULE.
Either that, or folks are referring to the whole Robot product line,
which definitely focuses on automation.

The closest thing to a database viewer/editor in that product line is
called EASY VIEW. It's the only product listed under the Robot
umbrella that isn't named Robot/SOMETHING.

(Do we have IBM to thank for the whole slash naming convention? Or
was it a more widespread fad back in the day?)

John






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