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Guide to PIMS Program Files
Last updated 13 Sep 2011 RR

Following is a summary of all files used by PIMS.  With the exception of pimstab.mdb, most of these files reside in the same folder, which by default is “C:\Program Files\pims.”

Note that if you have developed a supplemental data system, you may have additional files.

PIMS Database


200X Shortcut to PIMS

This is the file you need to click on to open PIMS.  Because this is the only file that contains information about the location of your PIMS database, Microsoft Access, and your security file, this is the only way to open PIMS.  You can delete all of these except the one that matches your version of Microsoft Access.

MouseHook.dll

This file contains code required to improve navigation of PIMS. 

pimstab_template.mdb

This file (formerly known as empty5.mdb) is a template for creating new PIMS data tables (i.e., pimstab).

pims.mde

This is the PIMS application program.  You can only open this file through the file Shortcut to PIMS.

pimstab.mdb (or similar)

This is the data table that stores Healthy Families records specific to your site.  You are free to name this file anything you want.  Typically, this file resides on a server so it can be shared by multiple users.

query_export_template.mdb

This file is a template for creating a file of exported custom queries for sharing with other PIMS sites.

system_user

This is the workgroup file used by PIMS.  This keeps track of which users have access to which forms and records in PIMS.  If you allow users to log on from multiple workstations across the office, this file can be stored on a server to enable centralized management in one place.

training2011.mdb

This is a sample pimstab file containing fictional names.  This file is typically used in place of pimstab during PIMS trainings.

Common Supplemental Database Files


pims_mystate.mdb

This file is a supplemental application used in localities such as Virginia and Baltimore (where “mystate” specifies your specific region).  As with PIMS, you can only open this file through a shortcut file.

pims_supp_code.mde

This file contains code provided to PIMS sites by Healthy Families America and used to support the functionality of PIMS supplemental systems.

pimstab_mystate.mdb

This file is a supplemental data table used in localities such as Virginia and Baltimore (where “mystate” specifies your specific region).  Typically, this file resides on a server.


 
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