ScoutPalDB Information Page

Installation and use of ScoutPalDB requires an active and paid ScoutPal subscription.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Most Dell Axim's, other older PDA's, and most older computer built-in card readers are not compatible with SD cards larger than 2GB!
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The entire database contains tens of millions of items and is typically published each Monday and Friday morning, but you can install or update at any time. The data is obtained under authorization and as constrained by Amazon's MWS API. As with any form of published isolated temporal database, the data can only have a valid time interval, which is the duration of the multi-day update process.
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Learn more about ScoutPalDB:

ScoutPalDB summary and table of product categories

See how ScoutPalDB works

Hardware compatibility and requirements

Hardware and packages

FAQs: "Frequently Asked Questions"

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Get Set Up with ScoutPalDB in Two Steps: A & B:
A) Start a Subscription B) Follow the ScoutPalDB Setup Steps

You will need to be eligible for Amazon's Marketplace Web Services (MWS) in order to use ScoutPal.  Click for more information...

  1. You will need an active and paid ScoutPal subscription.  Please read the Summary and See how it works, before you subscribeClick here if you're new to ScoutPal and need to begin a subscription.

    Read the Compatibility page if you're unsure of your PDA's compatibility; item #7 on the Compatibility page gives you a link to a PDA test procedure that doesn't need a subscription.
  2. Click here to see how to install ScoutPalDB on your compatible equipment.
ScoutPalDB install and update utilities:
(Installation and use of ScoutPalDB requires an active and paid ScoutPal subscription.)

Use the Easy Download and Update tool

(Watch how on Setup ScoutPalDB video #1a)

If you have a Windows computer and a storage card reader, this tool will download, extract, and copy the update to your card - all in one step!  (Mac users, see below...)

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Manually download the ScoutPalDB zip file

This is the required method for Mac users, an optional but complex method for other users -- you will need to follow carefully and exactly the directions given in answer to FAQ #6, titled: "I use an Apple Mac.... Will I be able to setup and use ScoutPalDB?"

Unlock the program

IMPORTANT: Read the guidelines for identifying and scanning/entering book bar codes and UPC's at

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