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Advice on database

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by JB, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. JB

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    Hi.
    I would like to create a database that would have instructions and articles
    and solutions . Just like the Help files in Word or Excel or such., as well
    as a log with troubleshooting steps taken after certain events etc
    The main purpose is to be able to find info or steps by typing keywords in a
    search rather than thumbing through mounds of paper or files.
    Can this be done in Access? I understand that you can only enter a certain
    amount of text in a field so if each article has several paragraphs how
    would that be done? would you have the text in Report ? or would you have
    hyperlinks to Word documents? But you'd have too many files. Or would you
    have them in Web format?
    I'm sorry for all the questions but I wasn't sure where to start.
    I have some knowledge of Access design and I have a HUGE Access 2003 book.
    I don't want to invest hours on it in Access only to find that there's a
    better way.
    Thanks in Advance.
    J
     
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  3. Smartin

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    JB wrote:
    > Hi.
    > I would like to create a database that would have instructions and articles
    > and solutions . Just like the Help files in Word or Excel or such., as well
    > as a log with troubleshooting steps taken after certain events etc
    > The main purpose is to be able to find info or steps by typing keywords in a
    > search rather than thumbing through mounds of paper or files.
    > Can this be done in Access? I understand that you can only enter a certain
    > amount of text in a field so if each article has several paragraphs how
    > would that be done? would you have the text in Report ? or would you have
    > hyperlinks to Word documents? But you'd have too many files. Or would you
    > have them in Web format?
    > I'm sorry for all the questions but I wasn't sure where to start.
    > I have some knowledge of Access design and I have a HUGE Access 2003 book.
    > I don't want to invest hours on it in Access only to find that there's a
    > better way.
    > Thanks in Advance.
    > J
    >
    >
    >


    This was addressed yesterday in an article (in another group) by Larry
    Linson:

    http://tinyurl.com/bw7ta

    HTH!
    --
    Smartin
     

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