Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
President / Owner
  • Cicero,
  • New York,
  • United States
Member Since: 1999/10/22
Industry: Computer & IT
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Independent consultant specializing in the writing of custom packages for businesses.

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Full Biography

I have been developing software for the past thirty six years.  While my main focus is development, I also have a wide range of skills which includes the setup and configuration of hardware and networks. I have an extensive and in-depth knowledge of Mfg, EDI, and bar coding systems.

I have worked on a wide variety of applications including standard Mfg (traditional MRP and lean systems), job shop accounting/costing, veterinary, construction, trucking, retail systems, and many more.

My main development tools are MS Access, VFP, VB, and SQL Server and I'm slowly working into .Net with VB and C#.  I also have worked in the VAX/VMS world and have programming experience in FORTRAN along with several obscure languages (like Basic2c / NPL).  I have worked with a variety of tools on different platforms, including the use of ladder logic and PLC's for factory floor automation.

 With Access, I have been using it since version 1.1 and answering questions about it on-line for the past twenty five years (six years on CompuServe's MS Access forum, the last two of which I held a sysop position, and nineteen years on Experts-Exchange.com currently serving as one of the Access Topic Advisers).

I currently hold Microsoft MVP status for Access and have been a MVP since 2010.  I also have been awarded MVE status at Experts-Exchange.com two times (2012 and 2017) and achieved lifetime member status as well.

I can be reached at jimdettman"AT"online-computer-services.net

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Professional Background
Volunteer
Experts Exchange
1999 – Present
President
Online Computer Services of WNY, Inc.
August 1985 – Present
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Education
Erie Community College
AAS
Data Processing
1980 – 1982
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Languages
English
Native or Bilingual Proficiency

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Current: Level 60
Jim needs 48,077 points to level up.
LVL 61
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    6
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    4
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