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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
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Database Coursework estate agent

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Background The Smiths' estate agents are not a technologically advanced company which own a shop on Weston high street. They only sell houses in the local area. They have their agents to fill in forms on the properties they see along with a picture of the property. This is then given a unique number and filled in a cabinet. The details are then copied up and put on a card in the shop window Identifying the problem The problem with their system is that it takes a long time to find the correct file. As the business is expanding it is becoming increasingly harder to find files and some have even been mislaid. This method is also taking up space as each file is put in a large filing cabinet which takes up a lot of space. They have asked me to make a database on which all of the houses can be stored. The advantages of using computers It is better to use a computer based system because it takes up less space than a paper based system. It is also easier to find files as you can automatically search by price, ID, location and others. It also takes up practically no space as all files are stored on the hard drive so there is no need for filing cabinets. ...read more.

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I could back the file up on a C.D. because a floppy disk has too small a storage space, but I will use a portal system through the internet to keep it secure and to access it elsewhere. A portal would also be useful if the company expanded as different stores could be instantly told about sales and the data would not have to be stored on every PC. Data Flow diagrams This is my first idea of what the table will look like and what technical information will be needed. It will also be shown to the estate agents for their views on it. Field Name Data Type Other information Property ID Autonumber (Key field) House number/Street name Text Field size 15 Area Text Field size 15 House type Pull down menu Row source: (Detached, Semi-Detached, Terrace, End Terrace, Apartment, Bungalow, Mansion, Maisonette) Town Text Default value: Weston-super-Mare No. of bedrooms Number Double figures Price Currency 2 decimal place Description Memo Picture OLE object Market date Date/Time Input mask --/--/---- I will have the screen as a calm neutral colour for the user and include the Smiths Estate Agent logo. All of the information will be together so that there is no need to scroll down. ...read more.

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It also allows them to print of the forms so that they can be displayed in the window I achieved my second objective. The computer system is a lot faster and less space consuming than the old system. It is also better for customers as they can search for groups of similar properties together to compare them. I achieved my third objective. The forms look professional and include the company logo. They are well enough made so that they are able to be on show for the customers. User Feedback "This project meets its criteria. It opens new positions for marketing. I would like to extend this project so that customers can access the information in the office but also at home via the internet." The database has been made to suit its task but I think that in the future it could be improved upon to suit their needs even better such as extending the database to a website as suggested in the user feedback. This would make it easier for people with children, for instance, as they cannot spend time viewing houses. Despite this I think that the database was made as good as the extent of my current knowledge and professionally enough to be used in day to day retail use. ?? ?? ?? ?? Nabeel Nawaz Page 1 08/05/2007 ...read more.

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