December 21st, 2011, 11:59 AM
Your opinion: New database program
First of all I'm new here so "Hi, I'm KzBoy".
So I want to dev a database for my work, its kinda a side project and something we have needed for a while now. A hybrid Inventory/Database program, we have tried many programs but none really meet our needs. Here are my goals and I would like your opinion on how to accomplish them.
This database must have the following:
Nested categories (e.g. Shapes>Squares>Blue Squares>Item: Blue square #12)
Be able to hold hundreds of items
Have dynamic fields (SN, Password, Item type, Phone number, ect... could all be needed fields but I don't want each item to have every possible field type)
Be easy to use
Be accessible over WAN from other simultaneous clients (2-6). (it can run on our servers)
Be exportable to an excel file
I would like it to be able to do the following:
Offline work (at least read only)
Sync with Google Docs (for back up or just use google doc as the database itself)
Be able to create scan-able bar codes (and read them duh...(I'm thinking 3rd party driver that returns item numbers to my program, but I need to interface to it.)
Have pictures link-able to items (online lib and database holds links?)
Have an android app as a client with full control (once I get the database working I think I can handle the integration.)
I have basic Java experience and I like to learn and I do it fast. Like I said its a side project, I know it will take me a long while but thats fine. Maybe we never even use it but at least I will have learned more about Java and have fun while I'm at it.
Just looking for some starting points, here is what i have in mind, feel free to tell me what you think.
thinking mySQL or google docs for the database - but idk if it supports nested categories or if it can even handle what I'm throwing at it....lol
Tags for this Thread
Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width
This a Codeguru.com survey!