Is this possible.

Jim Ault JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 19 12:00:37 EST 2005


On 12/19/05 3:21 AM, "Martin" <martin at smartdesigners.co.uk> wrote:
> Questions
> Can this be done with Revolution and Excel
> Is this type of thing difficult to produce.
> Can this system be updated from the program and not Excel
(full quote below)

First, this is easily possible in Rev.  There are many database design
options available to you.  Answer the following so we can further help
you...
-1- Is this to be cross-platform?
-2- Will this be a compiled application or just a Rev stack
-3- Will the user be the only one updating the information, or will you be
sending articles to be added?
-4- Is there an online source for these articles to be automatically added
if the user wishes?
-5- What kind of search functions do you want to allow the user?
<by this I mean "only keywords", "any word anywhere", "date order", etc>
-6- I use and program Excel & Excel VBA, and I would recommend that either
stick with an Excel solution or switch to Rev, rather than try a combo.

Recommendation:  You should really cruise the existing examples offered in
different places to see the many ways to put together Rev apps
try http://www.sosmartsoftware.com/, clk Welcome, clk Revolution, clk
Plugins Section, download the 2nd offering in the list, RevOnline Picker 1.0

Then go back one page, scroll to the bottom and follow the links to other
authors to see much more.

Hope this helps you get started..
Jim Ault
Las Vegas


On 12/19/05 3:21 AM, "Martin" <martin at smartdesigners.co.uk> wrote:
 
> I am looking to purchase Revolution, I have no programming experience but I
> have a task I wish to tackle. This task is using an excel spreadsheet full
> of reviews and articles, these articles are broken down into columns with
> headings these headings are criteria within the article. (example)- I have
> over 1500 articles on fishing, each article has a heading, a species of
> fish, what bait was used to catch the fish, a date, methods etc. I want to
> make a quick reference quide (programme) to find information quickly from
> the excel spreadsheet which in turn can be updated by the program if
> possible. The front end of such a program will have drop down menus say 6 in
> a line. The first drop down box will display all the fish species, The user
> will select a fish (a Carp) from this list, which will then in turn populate
> all the other drop down menus with information on Carp, next drop down menu
> would be bait (maggot) etc etc.
> 
>  
> 
> So the end result would generate all articles containing the fish Carp,
> caught on the bait maggot, in the year 1990, on a lake, in England, in the
> Morning.
> 
> There may be 30 results, so I would like the article headings to show up in
> a box below the drop down boxes, these headings can be selected to show the
> full article, say in another box below. This then can be printed out.
> 
>  
> 
> Questions
> 
> Can this be done with Revolution and Excel
> 
> Is this type of thing difficult to produce.
> 
> Can this system be updated from the program and not Excel
> 
> Could all the drop down menus have all the information contained in them so,
> If my initial search was on date (year) this would populate all the other
> menus, so then I could search for the the species of fish etc.
> 
>  
> 
> I know this is a bit vague, but I was wondering if this could be done.
> 
>  
> 
> Let me know your thoughts.
> 
>  
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Martin
> 
>  
> 
> martin at smartdesigners.co.uk
> 
>  
> 
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