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  • implementing GTD w/ relational database

    I want to implement a system where my Next Actions are rows in a relational database, one that I can carry around in my Treo 600.

    Fields will be: Action, Context, Project, ActionDate, etc.

    At least three advantages: 1) separate action lists (i.e., @phone, @store) not necessary: simply run parameter query on Context field; 2) separate tickler system not necessary: simply run query on ActionDate<=Today ...incubating items filter out and become visible only on/after their ActionDate; 3) find all of a project's Next Actions by running a parameter query on Project field.

    Questions: (1) any advice on structuring this system, from those of you who have set it up this way ? (2) I am new to PDAs...any of you ready to help me get an Access-esque DB onto my Treo?

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    Setting up GTD in a relational database

    What application are you using to develop your setup? I have done extensive work in HanDbase ( go to palm gear and search for Pro Manger or Gentek.) Pro Manager was built from the ground up targeted for GTD. You may get some ideas.

    Hope I helped
    George

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      Re: implementing GTD w/ relational database

      Originally posted by iksrobyzrp
      I want to implement a system where my Next Actions are rows in a relational database, one that I can carry around in my Treo 600.
      It sounds like a fun project. I know I have been tempted to write my own system.

      Do you already practice GTD? If you don't, I advise that you practice GTD on paper, on a plain-vanilla PDA, or in a spreadsheet first for at least six months. Otherwise, you won't know what you need or want in a system.

      We computer people would much rather put together a database than get things done. But we must fight the urge!

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