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Hello,

I am very new to access and yet I have been asked to "develop" a small
program with it that has several functionalities.
I 'm going to describe the situation here, maybe someone can launch me by
telling what to do, in which order and how ? Thanks in advance.

I 'm working in a school environment where students get "detention" if they
do something wrong. There are 3 different penalties, depending on the
severity of their actions.
I need to write a program now, which keeps track of these penalties per
student.
Eg. if a student does something wrong, I need somekind of userfriendly
"tool" in which the teacher can create the record for that student,
including the penalty he/she gets, the date, hours of the penalty and
whether it has been executed or not. Because many of these scheduled
penalties get postponed for different reasons.
If that happens (postpone), I need to keep track of that as well and
reschule it, again with the possibility to 1) set the executed parameter to
"true" or 2) reschedule it.

Of course I need to be able to generate reports such as: total overview of
all penalties for all students, penalties schedled a certain month, whether
or not a signed letter from the parents (being notified what is happening in
school) has been received etc... (a number of other things as well, but I
will already be glad if I get this rolling already).

Can anybody help me getting started with this ? Or perhaps has a similar
program developed of which you can send me the source as well ? Or knows of
a freeware that had similar functionalities ???

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Rgds,
Leen.

Nov 13 '05 #1
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On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:47:24 +0200, "Leen Wouters"
<le*********@skynet.be> wrote:

If this is one of your first Access applications, I think it may be
too much to ask. MSFT marketing machine may lead you to believe that
anyone with common sense can click-click-click put a simple app
together. Not so.

If I were you, I would start calling other schools in your area, to
see what solutions they have developed. Perhaps they are willing to
share.

One alternative is to get professional help to set up a skeleton
application, which you can then enhance. The database design is the
hardest part, but if that is done by your contractor, you may be able
to add more forms, more reports, etc.

-Tom.
Hello,

I am very new to access and yet I have been asked to "develop" a small
program with it that has several functionalities.
I 'm going to describe the situation here, maybe someone can launch me by
telling what to do, in which order and how ? Thanks in advance.

I 'm working in a school environment where students get "detention" if they
do something wrong. There are 3 different penalties, depending on the
severity of their actions.
I need to write a program now, which keeps track of these penalties per
student.
Eg. if a student does something wrong, I need somekind of userfriendly
"tool" in which the teacher can create the record for that student,
including the penalty he/she gets, the date, hours of the penalty and
whether it has been executed or not. Because many of these scheduled
penalties get postponed for different reasons.
If that happens (postpone), I need to keep track of that as well and
reschule it, again with the possibility to 1) set the executed parameter to
"true" or 2) reschedule it.

Of course I need to be able to generate reports such as: total overview of
all penalties for all students, penalties schedled a certain month, whether
or not a signed letter from the parents (being notified what is happening in
school) has been received etc... (a number of other things as well, but I
will already be glad if I get this rolling already).

Can anybody help me getting started with this ? Or perhaps has a similar
program developed of which you can send me the source as well ? Or knows of
a freeware that had similar functionalities ???

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Rgds,
Leen.


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