Shames, Peter M (312B) peter.m.shames at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri May 17 17:37:02 UTC 2019

Hi Colin,

Umm.  Not to throw too much water on this, but for those of us with Macs (most of JPL uses Macs and Mac OSX), this is not in any way functional.  When I try to open it I get a message saying I need to have installed Parallels, a VM that supports Windows, and then, of course, Windows itself, and then, of course, the whole Windows Office suite that includes Access.

That's a lot of baggage to buy and support just to submit RIDs.

Thanks for try though.


From: CESG <cesg-bounces at mailman.ccsds.org> on behalf of Colin Haddow <Colin.Haddow at esa.int>
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:37 AM
To: CCSDS Engineering Steering Group - CESG Exec <cesg at mailman.ccsds.org>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [CESG] RID Database

Dear all,
                  I am aware that the decision at the Mountain View Meeting with respect to the CCSDS RID database was to use an Excel based approach. However after having spent a little time on it I've uploaded an MS Access based database that could be used. This contained 4 forms;
1.       Document Details Entry Form -        Used to enter the details of the document(s) under review.
2.       Reviewer Details Entry Form -         Used to enter details of the reviewer(s)
3.       RID Entry Form -                        Used to enter the RID details
4.       RID Review Form -                        Used to review the RIDs
The fields in the RID forms correspond pretty much to the existing CCSDS text based form with the addition of 2 fields, 1 for attachments and 1 to indicate which other RIDs the RID may be related to.

It is also possible to produce a a Word report of the RIDs from the database using Words mail merge facility.

In the upload there are 4 files;
1.       https://cwe.ccsds.org/cesg/docs/CWE%20Private/CCSDS%20Access%20Database%20Example/CCSDS%20RID%20Database.accdb -                                An empty access database with the appropriate table, forms etc.
2.       https://cwe.ccsds.org/cesg/docs/CWE%20Private/CCSDS%20Access%20Database%20Example/CCSDS%20RID%20Database%20Report%20Template.docx -        Word document providing the template for the mail merge report.
3.       https://cwe.ccsds.org/cesg/docs/CWE%20Private/CCSDS%20Access%20Database%20Example/Example.accdb -                                                        An example populated database (data used to populate it comes from an old Simple Schedule Red Review + some test data)
4.       https://cwe.ccsds.org/cesg/docs/CWE%20Private/CCSDS%20Access%20Database%20Example/Example%20RIDs%20Database%20Report.docx -                        An example report generated via mail merge from the example database.
The above was nailed together quite quickly and I won't claim its totally bullet proof but I think it covers pretty much all that's needed.

Anyway if you're interested please take a look.

Cheers for now,


Dr. Colin R. Haddow,
HSO-GI, European Space Agency,
European Space Operations Centre,
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