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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 1573

The purpose of my database is to help customer's choose which Music cd or Album they prefer to buy and which is most suitable for their requirements.

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1 Describe what the User Needs What will the database enable you to do when it is finished? The purpose of my database is to help customer's choose which Music cd or Album they prefer to buy and which is most suitable for their requirements. The database allows them to sort through a wide range of information and gives them opions on which album would best suit them. 2 Describe the data needed what data is needed? For my database to be successful it needs to have the following data: * Basic details of a range of ..... * Cd Names / Info * Artist Info * Cost's * Popularity Of Cd * Record Label / Info Where will you collect data from? I will collect data from a range of sources. These will include internet, artists, magazines and record labels. The most important source will probably be the internet because it is always updated. 3 Describe the tables and the relationships you plan to use How many tables? I plan to create 3 tables. These will be called: 1) Artist Info 2) Cd Info 3) Record Label Info What fields and types of fields, etc. ...read more.

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5 describe how you entered data into your tables I entered my data straight into the tables. This was because it was easier to identify it and easier for people to use it. It also helped me to make sure that everything I entered was correct. I also use extra features for example the "next record" and "last record" buttons these are clearly visible on the screen shot below, I created these so it would be easier for people to move onto the next and previous record and it also improved the design and layout. In the form I had made some changes which improved the design of the form and made it easier to use. First I made some buttons which when clicked on would link to, the next record, last record, find record and exit. I also had to make some changes in the properties make the form better, I removed the navigation buttons and removed the border. So after all the changes the final design looked like this, I changed to option on the navigation option to make it invisible instead I put separate buttons on the form design so it was easier to use and work. ...read more.

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I created several back up copies of my data bas this was just in case one got deleted or lost. I saved a copy in school and at home. I checked my work for errors some things that I looked for were, spelling and grammar I done several checks as I went along to make sure that none of the work were spelt incorrectly. I also made sure that the relationships were linked correctly and the form features were working correctly. 8 evaluate what you have done My finished database is different in many ways compared with the one that I has designed for my plan. I added many features which made the design look better and the database easier to use. If I had more time I would have put in many more features and buttons and maybe I would have had more tables which might have allowed me to create more relationships. To extend my database I could put more tables in and maybe I could insert pictures or covers of the albums, which would also improve the quality of the presentation. I made sure that the names of the tables had something in relation with the information in the tables. 1 DATA BASE GNVQ ICT - Sherjeel Akhtar Database report ...read more.

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