• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

My friend would like to make order of her collection and sort the items into categories. She wants to keep track of the prices she paid for them and the prices that she will end up selling them at - creating a system.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Background to the problem. My friend, Ms burke age 37 3/4 is a collector of Garfield items. She's fanatical about anything to do with Garfield. She goes to car boot sales charity shops anywhere that she can get her hands on anything to do with Garfield. She's been collecting them for 5 years, and has not ever organized her collection . Statement of the problem My friend would like to make order of her collection and sort the items into categories. she wants to keep track of the prices she paid for them and the prices that she will end up selling them at. She would also like to keep track of how many items she has, and the condition of the items. Current manual system At present Ms Burke's collection has no organization. When she goes to car boot sales and charity shops she simply puts the Garfield item into a box filled with other Garfield items. Objectives My objectives are: To create a working easy to use system that Ms Burke can use frequently. To be able to sort the Garfield items into groups. Eliminate each software Ms works 2000 This is an integrated package that has all the usual programs in it Microsoft works word, Microsoft works database etc. ...read more.

Middle

It's a type of graphics program Microsoft access- This is the program that will be used. This is a database program, it allows you to create a database you would use it to make of order of something that is disorganized. This program is perfect for Ms Burke, as it shall make her Garfield collection understandable and organized. It fulfills all of the objectives. Alternative Methods Create a new system by using programming languages to write special software. - Advantages, Easily done by someone and the program will fit Ms Burkes needs exactly. - Disadvantages, Its expensive to get someone to program a system that suits Ms Burkes needs. Buy application software and customize it to provide a new system -Advantages, This is an extremely easy option as you can go to a local computer store and buy the software. -Disadvantages, Ms Burke would have to learn how to use the software and would also have to pay for it. Manually with cards write about each Garfield object. - Advantages, costs nothing and can be done by Ms Burke instead of someone else. - Disadvantages, This would take a lot of time and you Ms Burke would be unable to sort her Garfield items into groups easily. ...read more.

Conclusion

I will enter this into the computer by typing it into the keyboard. What Item Is This is what the item is, I will use the codes for this. I will enter this into the computer by typing it into the keyboard. Size This is the size of the item. I will enter this into the computer by typing it into the keyboard. Description This is the description of the item. I will enter this into the computer by typing it into the keyboard. Reference Number This is the number that will identify each item. I will enter this into the computer by typing it into the keyboard. Field name Type Length Codes Used Price Paid Numeric 4 Date bought Date 8 Car Boot Charity Shop Character 2 CB = Car boot CS = Charity shop Condition Numeric 1 1 is for really bad 2 is for not as bad as 1. 3 is for in the middle. 4 is for good. 5 is for excellent Label Character 1 Y for Yes and N No Date sold Date 8 Price Received Numeric 4 What item is Character 2 CT= cuddly toy T= Toys BK= Books LM = Little models O= others PC= pencil case Size Character 1 S= small M= Medium L= Large Description Ref No. Numeric 4 By Marcelle Budnick ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Computer Science section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Computer Science essays

  1. Hardware and Software

    If the picture is for the screens (On a Monitor) then using pixels is a good idea but for printing using inches and centimetres is good. Colour The colour depth of the image is not same as the actual number of colours it contains.

  2. With diagrams compare and contrast the relative advantages and disadvantages of digital transmission over ...

    Coax also has much greater bandwidth (up to 350 MHz), so it can support higher data rates for longer distances. Coax comes in a variety of types. The most commonly used in computer networks is RG-58, or "thin net". Thin net is very popular in Ethernet systems, although UTP (for short runs)

  1. Introduction to Viruses

    Every time a virus is reported real or not, antivirus software sales soar, as do calls to security companies. No matter how much Web sites prepare, they can still be caught off guard. That was readily apparent when the sites with the best infrastructure and security - such as Yahoo!, Amazon.com and E*TRADE - were made inaccessible for hours.

  2. This essay will cover some aspects of sociological research. It will answer not only ...

    How do they relate to previous findings? , could be answered. The research report is usually published as a journal article or a book. In the case of Hochschild, her report was published in the book 'The Managed Heart'. Reliability and Validity The term 'reliability' does not refer to the idea of common English usage.

  1. Smart Card System

    It is an asymmetric signature scheme with appendix combining the RSA algorithm with the PSS encoding method. The inventors of the PSS encoding method are Mihir Bellare and Phillip Rogaway. During efforts to adopt RSASSA-PSS into the P1363a standards effort, certain adaptations to the original version of RSA-PSS were made

  2. CP3 - Proposed Solution to a Realistic Problem - Apartment Administration software

    > To create a system which is centralized and where data records are located in the same area which require no physical room or handling. > To make the system require a minimum amount of effort, less than the current system requires.

  1. Computer Aided Design Package

    adopted the hardware that will have to be in the machine will be the same and is listed below: * Motherboard which will support all other hardware required for the computer * Video card to output a display on the monitor for the user to see what they are doing

  2. Creating a computer system for Wooten Basset Rugby Club

    The Players-Fixtures data store will link Players and Fixtures together. It will store data relating to what a particular player does in each game. Each record will be identified by using a player's membership code and the corresponding fixture code, these two foreign keys will create a composite key.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work