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Can someone give me some advice.

I run a sporting event which involves 55 athletes/runners going around a 400
metre running track for 24 hours.

I need to:
1. Imput DATA for non-technical users
1a. Keep track of individual laps
2. Keep track of total laps and Metres/KMs completed.
3. Keep track of who is in front etc.
4. Print individual and event reports every 1 hour.
5. Print individual results with a lap by lap breakdown.
6. Event would involve over 15,000 laps

Would Access do a job like this? Can Access do this? Or is there another
program?

Please help I need to know where to begin.

Mark.
Oct 17 '06 #1
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Access would do it assuming someone was to build the database for you.

The biggest question is "How do you record the actual second that a runner
passes the lap marker ?
Will someone hit a button ?

If you intend,however, to enter the data after the sporting event has
finished, then that will be a lot of data entry.
If you could capture the data realtime, then that would be great, but not
sure how that would work.
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Can someone give me some advice.

I run a sporting event which involves 55 athletes/runners going around a
400 metre running track for 24 hours.

I need to:
1. Imput DATA for non-technical users
1a. Keep track of individual laps
2. Keep track of total laps and Metres/KMs completed.
3. Keep track of who is in front etc.
4. Print individual and event reports every 1 hour.
5. Print individual results with a lap by lap breakdown.
6. Event would involve over 15,000 laps

Would Access do a job like this? Can Access do this? Or is there another
program?

Please help I need to know where to begin.

Mark.

Oct 21 '06 #2

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