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How to Fix this database - Customer Orders.rar (0/1)

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I have a database that was built for us by a gentlemen from Sri Lanka.
The database was supposed to have an invoice that could be edited
after it was created and also there was supposed to be a feature that
when the invoice was created that it would also create a balance for
the customer and allow me to record the payments the customer makes
and apply it towards the balances. It was also supposed to show
backorders. Also on the invoice it was also supposed to sort by
category and than product number. Is there any hope on fixing it and
if so how or should I look elsewhere for someone else to create it. I
have fooled with this guy for 6 months and I gave up as he wasn't
getting anywhere.
Nov 29 '06 #1
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On Tue, 28 Nov 2006 21:47:50 -0600, sy*****@mywdo.com wrote:
>I have a database that was built for us by a gentlemen from Sri Lanka.
The database was supposed to have an invoice that could be edited
after it was created and also there was supposed to be a feature that
when the invoice was created that it would also create a balance for
the customer and allow me to record the payments the customer makes
and apply it towards the balances. It was also supposed to show
backorders. Also on the invoice it was also supposed to sort by
category and than product number. Is there any hope on fixing it and
if so how or should I look elsewhere for someone else to create it. I
have fooled with this guy for 6 months and I gave up as he wasn't
getting anywhere.
Nov 29 '06 #2

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<sy*****@mywdo.comwrote
>I have a database that was built for us by a gentlemen from Sri Lanka.
The database was supposed to have an invoice that could be edited
after it was created and also there was supposed to be a feature that
when the invoice was created that it would also create a balance for
the customer and allow me to record the payments the customer makes
and apply it towards the balances. It was also supposed to show
backorders. Also on the invoice it was also supposed to sort by
category and than product number. Is there any hope on fixing it and
if so how or should I look elsewhere for someone else to create it. I
have fooled with this guy for 6 months and I gave up as he wasn't
getting anywhere.
Very likely, for someone to spend the time and effort to analyze a database
with months of work in it (even, or perhaps especially, ineffective work),
you are going to have to find a consultant or contractor and pay them.
That's not the kind of question that is likely to be handled in a newsgroup.
That said, this is also not the place to solicit employment or contract
work.

The way you _can_ use this newsgroup to find someone to do work is to look
at the answers people have given to questions here. Some answers will stand
out, and then you can try to contact the person directly to ask if they do
"remote contracting." Some do, and some do not, who participate here. And,
sometimes, people will contact you directly, but if you don't see examples
of what they can do in the newsgroup, you may end up with another
ineffective contractor.

There are newsgroups with "jobs" in the title where you can find people who
want to work, and there are employment sites, of course. Over they years,
there have been some free or inexpensive sites where database developers
could post their credentials and availability. I don't know of one that is
currently operating that I would recommend.

Your description of the database does not sound awfully complex, and if
there isn't a lot of detail that you left "unsaid," I would agree that 6
months seems a rather long time to accomplish those simple specifications.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 29 '06 #3

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Hi.
Is there any hope on fixing it and
if so how or should I look elsewhere for someone else to create it.
If you have the time and the inkling to learn yourself, you can ask
questions and we'll answer them for you. If you don't have the time or
desire, then you should find a professional Access database developer to
develop your databases, not "the cheapest guy I could find." Professional
database developers may cost more per hour, but they take far fewer hours
because they're experienced and know how to do tasks correctly the first
time. The tasks you've outlined should have taken several hours to a day or
so depending upon the complexity, not six months.

Job solicitations are not welcome in this forum, but you can easily find
expert Access database developers by reading the questions and answers in
the Access newsgroups. After a short while you'll be able to determine who
consistently gives high quality answers, not guesses, because they know what
they're talking about. Many who answer questions here in the Access
newsgroups are also consultants and have a contact E-mail address or Web
page with contact information in their posts' signatures.

HTH.
Gunny

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>I have a database that was built for us by a gentlemen from Sri Lanka.
The database was supposed to have an invoice that could be edited
after it was created and also there was supposed to be a feature that
when the invoice was created that it would also create a balance for
the customer and allow me to record the payments the customer makes
and apply it towards the balances. It was also supposed to show
backorders. Also on the invoice it was also supposed to sort by
category and than product number. Is there any hope on fixing it and
if so how or should I look elsewhere for someone else to create it. I
have fooled with this guy for 6 months and I gave up as he wasn't
getting anywhere.

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