TOPIC: New to this..
#1375
New to this.. 1 Year, 2 Months ago
Hi Guys,

I am new to Suneido, and am looking to use it as a database application.

I haven't yet Downloaded it, as I am looking to see if it does what I would like it to do.

Simply, I am looking for the program to be used to storing information about IT equipment, which would be hired out.

Firstly, will the database deal with dates and times? So for example, saying Computer 1 is unavailable for period X - Y..
Secondly, am I able to use it to print 'prep lists' for a computer, so, even though I entered 'Computer 1' it prints out information that I need to pack a Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard etc..

I think those are my first two questions for now :) If anyone can advise more specifically how I could do the above, as well as if the database will do it, that would be lovely :)

Cheers
Neil
 
 
#1376
Re:New to this.. 1 Year, 2 Months ago
Hi Neil,

Welcome to Suneido.

Yes, Suneido can work with dates and times. You can store them in the database, and there are "controls" for them for user interfaces, and "formats" for them for reports.

And you can create pretty much any report with some programming.

The best place to start is to work through the Getting Started section of the manual. It won't show you how to do exactly what you want, but it should give you an idea how to start.

Suneido is a small download and easy/simple install so give it a try.
 
 
andrew
 
#1377
Re:New to this.. 1 Year, 2 Months ago
Hi Andrew.

Many thanks for above, I will download and have a play..

One of the major problems I have is that I am a Mac user. I don't use Paralells or anything like that... However, I do have a Windoze server.

Once the database is ready from a Front End point of view, what is the possibilities of making it work via a Web Browser, and maybe me installing some kind of database on my Website Server?

So in theory, I would have to always be connected to the internet to run it etc..

Is it possible to do this, so that the Front End comes via a web browser, which is universal, preferably Firefox?
 
 
#1381
Re:New to this.. 1 Year, 2 Months ago
Unfortunately, Suneido is Windows only. I use Parallels to run it on my Mac's at home.

A browser front end for Suneido is an interesting idea. I am seriously considering an AJAX style user interface for jSuneido which would make a browser front end relatively easy. But that is in the future.

You wouldn't need to be connected to the internet to use a browser front end, you can just run a small local web server. A number of systems take this approach, often for displaying help.
 
 
andrew