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Some direction please before I get started learning all this

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:28 am    Post subject: Some direction please before I get started learning all this Reply with quote

I have never setup a data base before so please take it easy on me. I am planning on going through the tutorial on setting one up that is at the top of this forum but I would like to know a bit more about what it is that I have to learn.

What I would eventualy like to have is this. An on line data base so that I can track the assets of a 3D animation project that I'm heading up. I have people in Alberta, Ontario and Minnesota so far. I need to track about 4000 assets and their current status, who is working on them and dates for completion. I would need for each shop involved to be able to access the data and be able to update it with the area that they are working on. I would be using Calc at this point to view the contents and do the updates... I think:S

What do I need to learn about to make this happen? I need the quickest solution there is that will handle it. I can get fancier later.

What type of data base should I be setting up?

Is this possible in the first place using just the tools offered with OO?

Will I need to learn any scripting to make this happen? If so where is the best source of information on this area?

Thanks for the input, I have lots to learn I know so I need to try and keep the first steps as simple as possible so that I know where to start.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi pen,

Have you looked at the links in these threads:
OOo Base beginner tutorial
How to get started
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen the how to get started one but I have been through the Beginner tut already. Still have not answered many of my questions like which data base would be best for my needs? I'm getting there though and I'm now doing http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=25060 as well. Still has not answered many of my questions though. Baby steps right;)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK this is the best site that I have seen today on this topic. I forget who posted this first but if any one else is interested in learning about how to get started this is a very consise and well formated doc.

http://www.utexas.edu/its/windows/database/datamodeling/index.html
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