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Database that finds typing errors by comparing what's typed to a sample in database?

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I'm attempting to create a database that holds a simple typing test and I'm having some trouble setting it up.

I've created a table that holds 5 test samples. The thought is when someone takes the test they will be given a printout of one of the five samples. They will enter the test sample # in the test form and then complete the test by typing what's on their printout.

I need to figure out a way to compare what's typed in a field with what should be typed in that field based on the test sample...I need to come up with a count of all fields typed incorrectly.

Any help getting started with this would be GREATLY appreciated!!

Jan 11 '10 #1
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Unless they're very short they would have to be stored as Memo fields.

A database doesn't spring to mind as the most appropriate method of doing this.

Unless of course you plan to hold the data in a special way that you haven't shared with us. What thoughts have you had on the issue yourself so far?
Jan 11 '10 #2

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Looks a simple task, but isn't really.
I would check upon a product (e.g. like to use by creating from the basic table holding the correct text and the typed sample two files in .txt format and activate this application.

Jan 11 '10 #3

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