On 6/5/07, Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> On Sun 03 Jun 2007, Nick Murtagh wrote:
> > > What is the best way of setting up (and maintaining)
> > > a database with information about 500 people,
> > > with slightly varying info, eg sometimes pictures, sometimes not.
> > > I suppose a sort of glorified address book.
Your requirements aren't very clear. Who needs to be able to view this
information? Who needs to be able to modify it? How often will
existing entries change? Do you need to query (search) the database?
Do you need sorting of results?
> I tried various suggestions made earlier,
> but they were either beyond my understanding or my computer.
>> I'm looking at LDAP at the moment.
Have you heard of a scrapbook? It's this freeform database for storing
text and pictures. Doesn't support audio, but it's very simple to
setup and could be exactly what you want.
Once you've got the prototype working on paper, you could create a
digital scrapbook document in TeX or OpenOffice. Or even Google
Notebook, if you want it to be online and searchable (just create a
note for each entry).
Kieran Tully, Software Developer and Tenor, http://ktully.net
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