Database Setup

Hi All,

I'm looking to setup a simple database for my own use in either Access or MS SQL.  I need to know the best way to setup the tables.  Here is the information I will be collecting:

Position
Skills (could be up to 15 items)
Company
Company Contact
Phone Number
Email Address
Description (could be a few paragraphs)



Thanks

Jackson
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Wasim Akram ShaikCommented:
If you are after sample schemas then you can refer to microsoft blogs where in you could get scripts ready for use

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb187299(v=sql.80).aspx

If you are after capturing only these

Position
Skills (could be up to 15 items)
Company
Company Contact
Phone Number
Email Address
Description (could be a few paragraphs)

Then Store the Personal Details like Email address,Position,Company in a single table
and the rest like
Company , Company Contact in one table
Person Details, Skills in one more table

vis-a-vis, see how many one-one relationships are present between items and group them in a single table
if there are one-many or many-many relationships then identify the key item which is basis of the relationships and store them in a separate table..
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Johny BravoCommented:
1. Skills
SkillId int PK
SkillName varchar(200)

2.CompanyDetails
CompanyId int PK
Company varchar(200)
Company Contact varchar(100)
Phone Number varchar(20)
Email Address varchar(80)
Description  varchar(200)

3.CompanySkilla
CompanyID
SkillId
(CompanyId + SkillId Primary key)
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Jack_son_Author Commented:
ok, thanks; how could I attach a resume?
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Wasim Akram ShaikCommented:
Store it in a clob column.. Create a column in resume table.. And attach a bfile to corresponding candidate I'd

Table Resume(
Candidate_id number,
Person_id number,
Resume clob)
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Jack_son_Author Commented:
thanks; I have decided to use MySQL, does this type of clob column exist?
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Wasim Akram ShaikCommented:
Not an expert in Mysql but it should be there.. .. Check this link for an illustration of declaring and using clobs in mysql
http://www.herongyang.com/JDBC/MySQL-CLOB-Columns-CREATE-TABLE.html
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
You should be able to do what you want within access itself (no need for MySQL).
Check out "Long Binary Data" and BLOBS

http://bytes.com/topic/access/answers/884328-microsoft-access-file-long-binary-data-field
Access typically displays the text "Long Binary Data" in a field when it contains a BLOB (Binary Large Object). A BLOB can be any type of binary data, and is most commonly a copy of a file, such as a JPEG photo or other Graphic Image. The BLOB field contains a Byte-for-Byte copy of the file, so it can easily be extracted back to the File System resulting in an identical copy of the original file.

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Rather than including huge amount of data within the database file itself, I think you should consider keeping the resumes in a relative folder. The path to that folder/files can be held in a table record and displayed on a form or report (an icon type hyperlink would look nice). This type of solution is much better (and simpler) than bloating the database and leaving it more vulnerable to corruption.
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