Updated Excel MRJ Index

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John McAleely
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Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby John McAleely » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:39 pm

I'd like to thank Rod Cameron for sharing an updated downloadable index for MRJ:

https://www.scalefour.org/resources/indices.html

The one we've had there has not been updated for a while, but Rod has brought the index up to issue 251, in the same style as was there previously. He's hopeful he can provide regular updates.

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Steve Carter » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:19 pm

Nice one Rod, thank you.
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby John Palmer » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:08 am

This would be very useful to me, but unfortunately the link to the spreadsheet doesn't seem to be working for me in Firefox. Is the path "/downloads/indexes/mrjindex.xls" correct?

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Philip Hall » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:33 am

Doesn't work on my iPad either, but that may be an iPad thing.

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby dal-t » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:00 am

Doesn't work for me in either Firefox or Safari (but thanks for prompting a reminder of the idiocies of Safari, the only piece of Apple software that's utterly useless - I'm much happier with Firefox's occasional foibles again now).
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Noel » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:05 am

I'm using Edge on Windows 10 on a PC, and the Excel link doesn't exist according to my machine. It shows in blue, but hovering over it does not show any path in the LHS bottom corner [all the other links do, so its specific to that link].
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:05 am

The Excel file link doesn't want to work in W10.

The others on the resources page do, except that the Excel file for the S4News index downloads but then has a Microsoft Office Security Warning when I try to open the Excel file.

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Strandline » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:06 am

Edited: Was looking at the wrong one - not working here either!
Last edited by Strandline on Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:09 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Jol Wilkinson
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:08 am

I too am using Chrome as my browser with W10, but still can't get it to work.

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby John McAleely » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:13 pm

Hmm. I also see the problem as reported (evidently I didn't quite test my upload fully!). I'll take a look and let you know when I've hopefully fixed it. It certainly should work!

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Re6/6 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:39 pm

For info John ....Chrome with W7 not working.
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby John McAleely » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:46 pm

Can folks try again now (be sure to reload the page)? I spotted two errors (!): a misplaced quote such that browsers probably just got confused, and listing it as .xls, not the correct xlsx.

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby John Donnelly » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:55 pm

Working fine for me with Windows 10/Chrome.

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby essdee » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:56 pm

Downloaded OK with Chrome on Windows Vista, John, thanks!

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby dal-t » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:05 pm

Fine for me now, downloaded with Firefox straight into Numbers and now saved safely in my 'Railways' folder.
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby John McAleely » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:08 pm

Great. Thanks for letting me know folks! Sorry for the brief problem :-)

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby John Palmer » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:00 pm

Now working fine for me in Firefox on WIn 7 Pro. Many thanks to Rod for compiling this index and to John for fixing the problem so quickly.

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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Noel » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:54 pm

Now opens OK, thanks, John
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Rod Cameron » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:44 am

Just to be clear, I didn't design and populate the whole index, it was started by another party (forget his name offhand) and made freely available online. For some reason his updates stopped, all I did was to carry on in the same vein for my own purposes.
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby dal-t » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:08 pm

I don't know how the Excel version originated, but the online search I've previously used was started by Matt Ots, partly as a programming exercise, and transferred in 2012 to Chris Baker, who maintained it with the help of many others (taken from its 'About' page). It is current to issue #249 and was last amended on 9 Oct 2016, so anyone who finds it a more convenient source to access (no pun intended!) won't be missing too much.
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Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Postby Rod Cameron » Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:26 pm

Thanks David, I knew about that one, which is a searchable relational database rather than my flat-file version. Both formats have their pros and cons, and the indexes for Scalefour News are also available in both versions.
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