Program for fly stocks ??

Brian Ring bring at FREENET.TLH.FL.US
Fri Oct 4 18:37:58 EST 1996

A specialized program for handling fly stocks would be great...A useful 
additive to the program would be a universal feature which can recognize 
various synonyms of a stock.  This feature would allow the worker to 
enter stocks and be able to cross-reference them to the same stock number 
at a stock center (i.e. Bloomington).  That way, via the internet, 
all researchers could compose a "master" list of stocks old and new (like 
new transpositions) that would suit the needs of all. My experience with 
Filemaker Pro has been O.K. Although, cross-referencing stocks from 
published papers to those maintained by stock centers is a big problem. 
To counter this problem, every page of Filemaker Pro has to contain two 
stock numbers that can be sorted to handle new stocks within the lab.  
Anyway, I am really exited that this has become an issue. Keep me 
informed and I will talk to others.

Brian Ring @ the bio zoo
Dept.of Biology
Bio Unit 1
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Fla. 32306-2043
bring at
bring at

On 3 Oct 1996, Don Gilbert wrote:

> Date: 3 Oct 1996 15:13:23 GMT
> From: Don Gilbert <gilbertd at>
> To: dros at
> Subject: Re: Program for fly stocks ??
> At a recent FlyBase meeting, we discussed possibly 
> writing software to help you and others manage fly stocks.
> Would this be useful enough to invest programming
> time in, or does Filemaker/whatever suit your and others
> needs well enough?  If a custom fly stock program were
> written, what features would you like to see in it?
> -- Don
> In article <530i8k$9k1 at>,
> Rob Howes  <rjh at> wrote:
> >
> >Does anyone know of a Mac program for keeping a record of fly stocks? We 
> >currently use Filemaker but does anyone have any better suggestions ?
> --
> -- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at

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