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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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