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I want to create an access database with the following information:
PC NAME
Software installed
Icons
IP address
Department

I basically want to have a table where the machine name pops up and I have pull down menus to added the software and desktop icons and a pull down for the departments.  The IP can be added.  I'm trying to find some information on how to go about this.  Can someone point me in the right direction.
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by:ReneD100
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You will have to start with making a scheme for your database. You will definitely need multiple tables.

TBL_PCS
PC Name
IP Address
DepartmentID (FK)

TBL_Department
DepartmentID
Department

TBL_Software
SoftwareID
SoftwareName
Icon

TBL_Installations
PCName (FK)
SoftwareID (FK)
InstallationDate (maybe)

etc
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by:WellingtonIS
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So create a table with a list of software, a table with a list of Icons and a table for the departments?
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by:ReneD100
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How would you keep track of what is installed on a PC?
That's why you need to have TBL_Installations which links the PC and the software. I assume that each icon goes with some software, so you don't need a separate table for that.
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by:WellingtonIS
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no some of my icons are just shortcuts for web based programs.  Is there a website I can vist to see just how to create this stuff?  It's been a while since I've done this.
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Icons you could consider software as well, but I guess that all depends on how you are going to write your application.
I think if you do a search for 'Learning Access' you'll find some links that will appeal to you - depending on your version, etc. Although the basics of Access of course haven't changed with the various versions since 95.
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by:WellingtonIS
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thanks I'll do some research
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