hello and thanks in advacne.
i run a small business (two employees). i want to build a "parts and installations instructions" database that i will sell to auto mechanics/shops. the database will allow for the user to enter in several attributes (year, make, model) and out will spit a picture of a part and instructions on how to install it.
# of attributes: year (1993-2005)
make: 20 different auto manufacturers
model: 700 different models of autos
picutres: 500 parts
installation instructions: 200 different types
to keep the barriers to buying my product to a minimum, i don't want the customer to have to already have a database program installed (e.g. microsift access) on their machine. i need a 'portable' database program that will run off the CDrom disc i will sell them. i hope i'm making myself clear here.......
for security and simplicity, i want the customer to be able run everything off the disc without having to install anything. is this possible?
i'm on a tight budget here. what do you recommend i use to build and deploy this?