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  • FindyBot3000 - a Voice Controlled Organizer

    Turns out that things don't work quite the same way on a Mac. None of the browsers work there. I couldn't get the second method to work either, so I punted. I now have a Windows10 running on my Mac, and everything works from the Windows machine. Your database modify instructions are exactly correct for Windows, and I have fixed my database and am happily on my way.I really appreciate how responsive you have been. It's a pleasure working with someone who cares about their users.

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  • FindyBot3000 - a Voice Controlled Organizer

    Thanks for all of your help. I tried to follow the new update database instructions but I cannot get it to work. I installed Visual studio on my mac with no problems.Then I went to the Azure portal the way I always do. I selected the database, and select to open it in Visual Studio. On the next screen, when I click "Open in Visual Studio", i get a Safari screen that says "Safari Cannot Open the Specified Address". The problem is "because macOS doesn't recognize internet addresses starting with vsweb://...Any Idea how to get around this problem?Should I install Visual Studio while in the Azure Portal?

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  • FindyBot3000 - a Voice Controlled Organizer

    I have made a mistake and am in a position where I do not know what the database thinks is in several of the drawers. I moved some items getting ready for my full-blown inventory run, and goofed up. Now I need to know what the database has for those drawers, I logged on to the Azure portal and selected my database. I logged in as Admin and tried to open a new query, but the + sign does nothing. I did a query the other day, I thought the same way, but It won't work for me now. Im probably missing something obvious, so if you can help I would appreciate it.

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  • FindyBot3000 - a Voice Controlled Organizer

    Thanks for the reply! I thought maybe I was either going crazy or that my KY accent was "confusing" Google. I have considered brute forcing any Quantity value to be numeric by just looking at google's published string and replacing the "for" or "five" with 4 or 5, respectively. I also found that I can type the request, using numbers, on google assistant app, and it works ok. Thanks again, and please don't think I am being negative in any way. I'm having so much fun working to make this as useful as I can.

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  • FindyBot3000 - a Voice Controlled Organizer

    I have it up and running, and have inserted items into several drawers. This is going to save me so much time. Even with labels on the drawers, it sometimes takes a long time to find an item. I do have a minor problem with the insert command. If I say: "ok google, insert 5 screws", google substitutes the letters five instead of the numeric 5. Other numbers work ok. When I send Quantity:five to Azure, it fails. Any idea why five is handled differently?I can work around this by inserting 6 items and then "using" one, but that's a pain.

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