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Survey Database

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Erm, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. Erm

    Erm Thread Starter

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    I need to assess the possibility of creating a database to store data written on survey like forms. Check boxes etc. It is rather lengthy! Does anyone have any suggestions? I wondered if there were any features of Access 2000 that may be able to help that I am unaware of?! If anyone has had experience creating this type of database, how did you find it? Perhaps an Excel spreadsheet would be better?!

    Someone once showed me how to get a list of check boxes in a field, can someone remind me how to do this?

    All comments/suggestions very welcome:D
     
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    hi Erm....

    as far as "assessing the possibility" goes....
    yes.... Access is a good app for your survey database.

    and as far as the learning curve goes (if you are not proficient in Access)....
    yes.... it's a bit steep.

    possible cheat/shortcut for you :

    look through the sample database app that comes bundled with Access.
    It's called Northwinds Trading (or something like that).
    It usually contains all kinds of ready-made samples of the things that can be done using Access.

    I would guess that there must be something in those samples that would resemble the type of form-based survey that you are looking to build.

    and just so you know.....
    you could do it in Excel.....
    but it would require just as much effort (and a lot more creativity)...
    and it would still be inferior to anything done using Access.

    let me know how it goes...
    :) k
     
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    Thanks for your suggestions, can't find a useful DB example wizard and don't have Northwind installed and can't find CD, darn it!

    The only thing I don't know anything about is Modules. I have created and implemented a fairly comprehensive database in a client server situation, so I am quite proficient in Access. I do know a little VBA also.
     
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