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    Access & Performance compatability (Access 2000)

    I have a quick, but very important question. Does anyone know if Access can in fact pull information from the US Navy DataForm program called Performance? Can the Performance Program be converted to Access 2000? How compatable are these two programs. I am going on a Public Relations meeting to discuss this issue, but at the moment can only discuss Access...I could really use a bit more info on the Performance data base and if its even compatible with Access or if the meetings going to be in vain right to start with.
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    Re: Access & Performance compatability (Access 2000)

    The only thing I know of named Performance is a product called "Performance Now" I think, and it is a commercial product for doing staff appraisals. It does seem to me I've heard of something called DataForm as a development product however. In any event, if there is any way of exporting data from their product, you can convert it to Access. Hope that helps.
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    Re: Access & Performance compatability (Access 2000)

    Something like into Excel perhaps? Then into Access was my thought. Thanks Wendell. I may be back on this one....if anyone else has anything to share, my ears are open.
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    Re: Access & Performance compatability (Access 2000)

    Check out this web site:
    http://www-fp.mcs.anl.gov/otc/Guide/Softwa...s/dataform.html
    I suspect this may be the product they are using.
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    Re: Access & Performance compatability (Access 2000)

    Wendell,
    I am not real sure. Al my boss said was he believed they called it Performance. The Performance Now program sounds more like it after I look at it...Employee evaluations etc...I think thats what he was trying to tell me. I will look more into it tomorrow one of my boss's coordinators, who may in fact know a bit more info to give me.
    Thank you for continuing to look around...Ears still open, and more info as soon as I can get it.
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    Re: Access & Performance compatability (Access 2000)

    I'v worked for Navy for over 20 years as active duty military, contractor, and civilian employee and have NEVER heard of a "DataForm" program called "Performance." Not that proves anything - the Navy has an ongoing initiative where thousands of "legacy" applications are being scrapped in favor of new, consolidated systems. Among other things the Navy will apparently be adapting PeopleSoft software - the name itself (PeopleSoft) is enough to make me seriously ill. So there could be some new program out there called "Performance" that I've not encountered yet (note that I work in the personnel field).

    The closest thing I could think of w/o more info (is this program used for civilian or military personnel?) is an application called NAVFIT 98A which is used to create performance evaluations (known as Fitness Reports, or FITREPs, for officer personnel, thus the name) for military personnel in electronic format, in place of the old paper forms which were burdensome to prepare. This application apparently survived the legacy app hit list; I believe an upgrade is in the works. It's a compiled Visual Basic program that uses a Jet 3.5 (Access 97) .MDB file to store the data. The .MDB file is not secured in any way, you can double-click & open it. So you would not have any problem importing the data into Access 2000.

    I'm not aware of any equivalent application for preparing civilian performance appraisals. The ones I've seen are usually prepared using the wretched, primitive "FormFlow" forms program, which unfortunately does not appear to be on the hit list. But as noted there could be a new system in the works for this functionality. If I find out anything more will advise further.

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    Re: Access & Performance compatability (Access 2000)

    Mark,
    Thank you very much for all the info. I'm pretty sure (have a Navy Hospital Administrator in my class today, and asked her), and it seems this is an Employee Apprasial of some sort, and it "is" new. I guess I will find out Friday...
    Anybody else?
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