|Download the SerialWatch.exe file and run it. This
executable is a self extracting zip file that will execute and install
script to load the SerialWatch.prc file and register the SerialWatch
conduit. Installation is straight forward. The only thing
you need to do is specify the install location.
When you run SerialWatch.exe you will be prompted for an install
location. By default this location is C:\Program Files\SerialWatch.
Setup will load SerialWatch.prc so that it will be installed onto your
Palm on the next hotsync. The setup script will register the
conduit with the Hotsync manager.
In the install directory (usually C:\Program Files\SerialWatch) you
will find this manual, the license agreement and an uninstall.bat file
that can be used to remove SerialWatch from your Palm
desktop. Under the subdirectory C:\Program Files\SerialWatch\install\programs,
you'll find SerialWatch.prc should you need to reinstall it manually.
This is the main view, it shows a list of
items which you have loaded into SerialWatch. Each item has is a record as
shown in the Item View below. You can click on the right hand
column and add unstructured notes about the item. If there are
notes attached to the item, the note symbol ()
is displayed in this column
Tap on new
to add new item. This will bring up a blank Item View screen.
||Tapping on an item in the Main View takes you to the item view. This
contains details on the item. Chose the category and fill in the
fields. Selecting Private will hide the item when the Pilot is
configured to hide secret items.
The Purchase Price and the Value can be displayed in the main view
shown above in the right hand column.
allow you to easily advance to the next record. The hard up down
buttons also do this.
||This is an unstructured page for any miscellaneous notes.
You can reach this page either from the MainView by tapping in the
right hand column, or through the Item View by tapping the notes
||This is the menu in the main view. The
preferences and set password are shown in the next few
pictures. Entering the registration key is shown in the
registration section below
||Under the menu in the Main View is the function to sum the value of the
current category. This gives a separate sum for the Purchase Price and the Value
the Options menu you can set a password to protect your records.
This password will be requested each time SerialWatch is used.
The password protection for SerialWatch is does not
encrypt the item records. It only protects access to the records
from someone casually browsing through your handheld.
Lost Password: If you forget you password you can
recover your records by backing up you Palm, deleting SerialWatch and
re-installing SerialWatch and its database.
- Hotsync you Palm handheld
- Locate the file wwSerialDB.pdb in you Palm users backup
directory (see the backup details below). Take a copy of
this file to another location
- Delete SerialWatch from your handheld.
- Install SerialWatch.prc (from the SerialWatch install directory
- C:\Program Files\SerialWatch\install\Programs)
and install wwSerialDB.pdb.
- Hotsync your Palm
Desktop Export and Hotsync
|During Hotsync the SerialWatch conduit exports all
your serialwatch records to a comma separated values (CSV)
file. This file is found in the serialwatch directory of
each user. For example if your palm username was joe and you
had a typical install, you would find the SerialWatch.csv
file in the directory C:\Palm\Joe\SerialWatch\. The
following lines show an example of the csv file. This file
can be loaded into MS Excel and other spreadsheets and formatted
as required then printed to keep a detailed record of your serial
Category,Name, Make, Model, Serial,
Description, Vendor, Purchase Date, Purchase Price, Value,
Insured, Notes, RecId
provides backup of the WardWatch databases.
After performing a HotSync two database files will be
present in your userís backup directory on your PCís hard
disk. If you
installed the Palm Desktop software in C:\Palm, look for you
databases in the following location.
WwSerialDB.pdb Ė this file
contains your patient records in a binary format readable by your
Note <userdir> =
First six characters of the surname + the initial of the username
for your Palm Organizer.
IMPORTANT. Before recovery of the databases for SerialWatch it is
advisable that you make a copy wwSerialDB.pdb file from the backup
directory to another directory for safekeeping.
Recovery of the
SerialWatch database is from the last HotSync or from a specific
HotSync. If your Palm has undergone a hard reset and had the
complete memory cleared, then hotsyncing and choosing your
existing user id will recovery SerialWatch and its
databases. The other method to recovery SerialWatch is to
use the Palm Install tool to install SerialWatch.prc and
Enter the Registration
Key from the SerialWatch (item list) screen by choosing the
Menu Options then Registration Key.
Tap OK and you will receive confirmation that the
key has been stored.
IMPORTANT: Keep your registration key in a safe place; you may need it
if you need to recover SerialWatch from backup.
You may also need it for technical support and to obtaining