Dear Neil, The point of this was really to help the application of new standards, such as those covered by the ALGAO lists, as Exegesis are unable to build those in for existing users (as explained in my email to the list last week). I would in any case have thought it ought to be easier (and safer) to do this kind of thing through HBSMR rather than the underlying database. In any case what Crispin was proposing to me wouldn't do away with the user role in this - perhaps it would be helpful to have some technical input from Crispin here? Paul > -----Original Message----- > From: Neil Campling [SMTP:[log in to unmask]] > Sent: 04 February 2002 09:30 > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: Re: ALGAO Terminology Lists -reaction wanted! > > Dear Paul, > > Sorry, but we're not entirely convinced of the need for an HBSMR > application for global editing of terms. Will terms change so > significantly in the future that such wholesale re-assignment of terms > will be needed ? We think that one could just go into the Access database > and do big edits there rather than go through HBSMR. And we won't always > have our data stored on Access:- we could move to Oracle and have an > Access shell with which to use HBSMR. I would be a bit leary of global > edits from HBSMR, especially where our terms may be linked to or in > user-defined fields, or cover a more varied range of things than in the > Standards. > Cheers, > Neil > > >>> [log in to unmask] 04/02/2002 15:11:59 >>> > Thanks Neil but that wasn't what I wanted a reaction on - it was really > about whether we can develop an application to help SMRs implement the > standards, > Paul > > > This e-mail (including any attachments) is intended only for the > recipient(s) named above. It may contain confidential or privileged > information and should not be read, copied or otherwise used by any other > person unless express permission is given. If you are not a named > recipient, please contact the sender and delete the e-mail from your > system. > It is the recipient's responsibility to ensure that appropriate measures > are > in place to check for software viruses. > > > > WARNING > > This E-mail and any attachments may contain information > that is confidential or privileged, and is intended solely for > the use of the named recipient. If you are not the intended > recipient, please be aware that any disclosure, copying, > distribution or any action taken is prohibited and may be > unlawful. > > Any opinions expressed are those of the author and not > necessarily the view of the Council. > > North Yorkshire County Council. > This e-mail (including any attachments) is intended only for the recipient(s) named above. It may contain confidential or privileged information and should not be read, copied or otherwise used by any other person unless express permission is given. If you are not a named recipient, please contact the sender and delete the e-mail from your system. It is the recipient's responsibility to ensure that appropriate measures are in place to check for software viruses.