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booking a record

 
Lucy Sommerman
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B&S: "It must allow the user to book a selected record, updating the database file accordingly."

this is very vague - do I book using the owner column in the DB file - and if so, what info do I store about the client? IP address? Or do I provide a field in GUI for user to enter name and book against that?

All advice appreciated

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Lucy Sommerman
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<td>Customer holding this record</td>
<td>owner</td>
<td>8</td>
<td>The id value (an 8 digit number) of the customer who has booked this.
Note that for this application, you should assume that customers and CSRs
know their customer ids. The system you are writing does not interact with
these numbers, rather it simply records them. If this field is all blanks, the
record is available for sale.</td>

OK - but what 8 digit to use? IP?
 
Barend Garvelink
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The system you are writing does not interact with
these numbers, rather it simply records them.


What they mean is that you can just ask for user input and assume they know what they're doing. Let them drum something into a text field and if it's eight numbers, put it in the database.
[ December 08, 2004: Message edited by: Barend Garvelink ]
 
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