2006 COMPLETE BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA UPDATE PAGE

This is the page to retrieve the daily files to update the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia.

The latest file: current.mdb
Last updated: Saturday 7/8

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE FILE & UPDATE YOUR ENCYCLOPEDIA

1) Right click on the current.mdb file that appears above and choose save file as.

2) A save as box will appear. Click in the save in area and choose your C drive.

3) Click on save. If it's not the first day that you're downloading a daily update file, you will be told that a file with that name already exists and will be asked if you want to replace it. Answer yes.

4) To update the database, then load up the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia, click on 2006 and then click on update.

5) Little problem that sometimes pops up--For some unknown reason, sometimes, when you hit the update button, you will get an error message that says Run-time error, could not update, currently locked. I have no idea why that happens. It's been happening every once in a while for the past few years on mine. I can't figure out any explanation and don't know why it only happens sometimes and not other times. It seems like when the problem does come up, in goes in streaks. The problem will be there for a few days, then disappear for a long time. The way around this problem is to let the encyclopedia terminate, then attempt to update it again and again until it finally works. When the problem does occur, it will occur 2 or 3 times and then it will work. This fail, fail, work solution is as much a mystery to me as how the problem arises in the first place. But, I do know that this seemingly irrational solution actually does work.

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO ACTIVATE THE 2006 UPDATE AREA

Load up the Complete Baseball Encyclopedia. If you already see 2006 on your menu, the code for the daily update area is already activated for you. You can stick this part.

Otherwise,

1) Right click on this file-- encyclopedia.exe and choose "save link as" or "save target as" (different browsers use different words. If yours doesn't have either of them, but something meaning the same thing, go with that.)

2) A save as box will appear. Click in the save in area and choose your C drive, then choose program files, then Sabermetric Encyclopedia. (NOTE--if you changed the default file location when you were installing the program, then substitute whatever location you used for the specifics that appear in this item. But, if you just let the installation program do all the work itself, which I assume the overwhelming majority of people do, then just ignore this note. Also, please note that, if you did change the default location for the encyclopedia, that's no problem, but do not change the location for the current.mdb file. That will cause a problem and your updates will not work.)

3) Click on save. You will be told that a file with that name already exists and will be asked if you want to replace it. Answer yes.

PROBLEM WITH THE 1998-2000 NEW YORK YANKEES

A bug was located in the database for the 1998-2000 Yankees fielding stats. But, before downloading a fix for the problem, please check to see if you need it. If you already have a fixed version of the database, then running this file will create a problem.

Run the following test--

1) Go into display player, then fielding. Type in the name of anyone who played for the Yankees from 1998-2000. If you see his fielding stats from 1998-2000, then stop. You already have a fixed database.

2) Otherwise, click on the following file-- Fix Yankees fielding and then click on UPDATE

PROBLEM WITH 2005 DEBUTS

A bug was found regarding players who debuted in 2005.

To fix it--

1) Right click on this file-- fix2005debut.exe and choose "save link as" or "save target as" (different browsers use different words. If yours doesn't have either of them, but something meaning the same thing, go with that.)

2) A save as box will appear. Click in the save in area and choose your C drive, then choose program files, then Sabermetric Encyclopedia. (NOTE--if you changed the default file location when you were installing the program, then substitute whatever location you used for the specifics that appear in this item. But, if you just let the installation program do all the work itself, which I assume the overwhelming majority of people do, then just ignore this note. Also, please note that, if you did change the default location for the encyclopedia, that's no problem, but do not change the location for the current.mdb file. That will cause a problem and your updates will not work.)

3) Click on save.

4) Repeat those steps with this file-- debut2005.mdb

5) Goto your "my computer" area. Click on C, then program files, then Sabermetric encyclopedia. (Or, whereever else you installed the encyclopedia to)

6) Doubleclick on fix2005debut, hit update