Hi there people,
I have an odd question, or a couple actually.
I'm busy working on an existing pharmaceutical application.
It is a multi-user application and was developed in Borland C++ Builder 5, with Interbase as the database.
It was not documented at all, and I would like to get a standard through the program.
Ok, a bit about the program first:
It is a pharmacuetical wholesaler program, that has a Sales -, Ordering -, a debtors -, and creditors sections, and how can I forget a Stock section aswell. Each section as its own sub-divisions like Stock take, debtor payments etc..
Quick Reports are being used for the reports of the program.
Ok, the problem is this,
In some places in the program the standard database components (not the IBX components) was used and in other places the data was populated in non-db components.
It is a MDI application and some forms are MDI Child forms and others not. Extra components was used for edit boxes and buttons.
The application does not have a standard design, almost each form looks different, and you can get the same report in a couple of different places.
Ok, my questionS:
What would be the best design for an application like this.
For example, should I use the db components or not, must the application be MDI or not, what extra componts can I use. What type of security components can I use (i'm thinking of using the componets on www.ToolsandComps.com
I think it is almost a new application.
Can ou please give me some guide lines to to re-design this application. What I mean is what would be the best route to go, to get this application in a better condition, what extra components can I use, etc.....