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By Klingon ·
I've never done anything more with programming than sitting thru the intro class in the mcsd track and making that world famous loan payment calculator. As simple as that was, it was a lot of fun. I'd like to build a simple (hopefully) application that does the following:

Whenever a security guard 86's someone from the casino, they'd like to be able to run a program that allows them to enter their name, date and time, the 86'ed person's name and info, and the details of why the person is being banned from the property.

My question is simply this:

Is this something that requires me to use VB to build the app and either sql or access to store the info? I'm not asking for anyone to build the app, or even help me out. I just really need to know if this is a pretty simple thing to do? (for you guys/gals anyways) If so, it'd be a good learning experience 'cause I know I'm gonna be pullin' my hair out after a day or so. But, that's how ya learn I guess.

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by Bojidar Alexandrov In reply to a simple question

This is prety simple application. You can eventualy make it with Access only (Access forms) but I recomend you VB with database Access. It is designed for such simple programs for not so experienced programmers.

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by Klingon In reply to a simple question

Cool. Thanks for the info.

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by sl-campbell In reply to a simple question

Yes, this would be pretty simple to do.

Try this:
Allow the VB6 assistant help you to get off the ground.
First, you need a database. Probably the easiest way to create a new database is to use MS Access and create a new database and a new table and define the fields you want and then save the table.

Then start a new project using the VB Project Assistant Wizard (click on NEW and select the VB6 program wizard/assitant). Go through the steps, accepting the default settings, until you come to the section that ask if you want to create a new form. Click on the button, which starts the Form Wizard assistant and in the 2nd step select Access as the database format. In the third step select the new Access database that you created.
Thenpick a form layout and select a table to base the form on, (the table that you created in Access), and select the fields that you want on the form. Once you've done this, go through the rest assistant.

Hope this helps!

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by Klingon In reply to a simple question

Thank you very much. Your answer is just what I needed.

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by Mike (from Canada) In reply to a simple question

It is possible to do the whole thing in VB. and does 86'ed mean 86th person?

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by Klingon In reply to a simple question

Thanks for responding. 86 comes from the restaurant business. If the chef runs out of lemon chicken, you 86 the lemon chicken, meaning it's no longer available. So in the casino, security 86's someone caught cheating or trying to steal. Thanks again.

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by Marsh Lion In reply to a simple question

No you can use any language that can connect to ODBC (if you have to use Windows). I have been part of a group that has entered data into a database via MSVC++ (although the actual interface was written in C++). There is also a linux equivilent (mySQL?).
For the Database end you can have any database that connects to the same interface that your choosen programming language connects to (if using ODBC I know that both Access and SQL server can be used).

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by Klingon In reply to a simple question

Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.

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by Klingon In reply to a simple question

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by Klingon In reply to a simple question

Shoot. I accepted everyone's answer thinking you would all get 200 pts.

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