Help me design a small Access application to run a prize drawing. As I see it, the MC will open the application and click the Draw button, which will select from the available prizes for that month. Once drawn, that prize becomes unavailable. MC will then type in the winner's name and click Save, setting the form ready for the next contestant. Specs and examples follow. [more inside]
What DBA certification should I pursue? MS, Oracle, something else? [more inside]
How do I query data from one MySQL table, but I also need to get a single piece of data from a second table too? Should I be doing a JOIN, or a separate query? [more inside]
How can I get data from the USDA's food database into excel? [more inside]
I'd like to know how multi-dimensional data modelling works. [more inside]
I need suggestions for an application (or database) to help my employer keep better track of live-trivia scorekeeping results. They are currently doing it all in various separate Excel spreadsheets, and this is (almost) 2008, so I'm sure there must be a better way. [more inside]
Software for keeping lists of terms and definitions organized? Help me tame the glossary monster. [more inside]
I've been charged with redoing our Label Website pretty much from scratch, both back-end and front-end (yes, its a self-link but its relevant). Because this site is about classical music, there is a HUGE amount of metadata that will need to be collected, parsed and displayed (think 3700 titles * 10 tracks * performer, composer, title, length, etc for each track). Has anyone done or know of anyone who's done work on this scale on either the back-end side or the design side before that they might recommend? I have an RFP pretty much already mocked-up. I would've liked to have used someone like 37signals but it seems like they don't do work for others anymore.
Filemaker question: How do I combine two records into one? [more inside]
Help me use email in a multi-user environment. IMAP is great, but not for more than one user at a time. [more inside]
Good, inexpensive, (preferably free) online course or certification in MS Access or other database software? [more inside]
Please help me with a giant SQL-ish mess. I need a better solution than MS Access for dealing with millions of records and building queries. [more inside]
Sum of data for all months, including months with no rows, in MySQL? [more inside]
I have been assigned to create a craigslist-like community board for my company's internal website. The basic idea is to have a place for 100+ employees to post classifieds, events, etc. The only problem is I have limited (no) web database knowledge or experience. Is there any kind of community board templates or software that can be easily set up?
After hearing this story on NPR this morning about the Harmony Database of al Qaeda correspondence, I began wondering what other public databases like this exist out there that are ripe for analysis and picking apart. I'm looking specifically for things like this related to the "War on Terrorism" and the Iraq War, but older stuff would be good too.
ColdFusion MX 7 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. There's a lot of unvalidated parameters in our CFQUERYs. But, I'm told that putting the parameters in single-quotes will prevent injection attacks, because of the way ColdFusion escapes single-quotes. Is this foolproof, or do I have to go in and validate everything with CFQUERYPARAM tags?
Please help me create an expandable excel function that can find and extract cell rows. [more inside]
Need a list of the top 1000 male and female names, with variants and misspellings. [more inside]
Help me find a (hopefully free and easy to use) tool that could be used to create and organize a Fantasy world for a Paper and Pencil Role Playing Game. Something like a hypertext database that fiction writers might use. [more inside]
Can I, should I, make a career change into database design? [more inside]
Where can I get some noob information on how to read/write simple database tables with ASP? [more inside]
This is for a personal project. Is there a free IP address to country/city list I can download? Thanks for your help.
Help me get Lexis-Nexis search results from an MS word document into a usable spreadsheet/database format. More inside. [more inside]
Career-wise, is it a smart move to take a mysql position after building up ten years of Oracle experience? [more inside]
You know when you're filling out a online address form, and they ask for your postcode then find your full address? Yeah, that doesn't work for me. How do I fix this? [more inside]
Forgive me for asking such an embarrassingly basic MS Access question. I have two voter lists. Each one has a list of voters, and each voter has a unique identifying number as well as some other fields. There are some voters who appear on both lists (having identical voter numbers on both lists) and some voters who appear on only one. I am only concerned with the voters who appear on both lists: how do I import some fields from one list to the other so that the unique identifying number for each voter is matched by that voter's data from the other list?
What is the prefered way to represent status changes over time in a relational database? [more inside]
Bibliographic software newbie question: given an enormous backlog of hand-written bibliographies, what's my best bet for producing a database and integrating it with a book manuscript? I'd like to be able to push a button and change citation styles. No arduous data-entry, please. [more inside]
I am changing jobs in a couple of months, and need to know more about database design, and more specifically datawarehouse and datamart for reporting systems. [more inside]
MYSQL question: I want to develop simple input form for our internal office MYSQL. We need to attach files to our product information. I'm using OO, but it doesn't deal with BLOBs what other software could I use to create forms to our database? [more inside]
DATETIME, TIMESTAMP, TIME, DATE. Which should I use for general-purpose date storage in a recent MySQL version? [more inside]
Any SQL / math ninja's on the green fancy a quick challenge..? So I've got this table containing number pairs, right, and I need to compute all the possible combinations. [more inside]
How do I make sure a page loads with a fresh copy and not from the users cache? [more inside]
Looking for a free downloadable database of schools in the US. [more inside]
How can a business organise 1000+ mp3s? [more inside]
What are good programs for sharing contact and calendar information in a small office? The most attractive piece of software I've found so far is "ACT!" [more inside]
What do I do to get out of this ticket and/or how do I renew my driver's license? [more inside]
What are the best database-driven Web application development frameworks out there right now? More specifically, please orient me to toolsets you know of that are similar to Ruby on Rails. [more inside]
Rather continue to work with Microsoft Access, I'd love to move a few old databases I continue to maintain into a www database app, if one exists. I'd like something that feels Access-like, with the ability to structure queries and forms as Access does. I'd happily accept a script package that I can easily install and maintain on my own web server, or a full service. Is there such an Access corollary, either free or available for purchase?
How do I add a 4,000 name MS Excel file to an existing MS Access database? [more inside]
My non-profit needs a better method of tracking our donors, what database programs are out there for us? [more inside]
I have a personal blog running under Movable Type. I want to move to WordPress. I've exported the existing entries to a text file, so that's good. However, a couple years ago my previous MT install tanked (similar to this). I cannot access it. I have several years worth of posts that are stuck in a database that I can't get to. I've been gradually moving these by hand to my existing MT install, but that's a pain in the ass. Is there some automated way to crawl/scrape the existing HTML files in order to retrieve these "lost" entries? Some way to break back into a corrupt MT database? Some way to repair it? (The install is BerkelyDB-based.) [more inside]
Need some help with MS SQL text replacement. [more inside]
How do I forecast costs for database development? [more inside]
What's the best way (using the internet, and/or books) to learn how to query SQL databases with Ruby?
Help me properly set up a very small relational db. This is a teensy bit over my head, so mainly I want to establish that I'm not going terribly wrong before I get too far into this. [more inside]
I need to put a "This day in history" online for my organization's (custom) dates and history. Is there a website / piece of software out there that does that?
MySQL, why won't you replicate properly? [more inside]
Please help me figure out how to learn the basics of db/app development IBM Lotus Notes 7. [more inside]