I have no experience designing a database. I hope this list is a satisfactory forum for my
My son delivers a variety of newspapers with some subscribers getting more than one publication and
with each publication's deliveries varied according to the day of the week.
I want to construct a database that will permit me to use eMail to send him a PDF file for a day's
delivery list including instructions for driving the route. On a bad day I must be able to quickly
apply as many as ~25 of these subscriber changes to the database:
• new subscription starts
• old subscription stops and restarts
• add/alter special delivery directives
I also need the ability later to resequence one or more subscriptions relative to the detailed
driving instructions and to alter those driving instructions.
How much of this can be done using Base? What are the "gotchas" and design requirements? I expect
that I will need a table of driving instructions, a table of publication delivery schedules, and a
table of subscriptions with some kind of hooks interconnecting them.
I'm perfectly willing to take any discussion this may start off list after the initial round of
responses if requested to do so with the understanding that I'll report back my final conclusions.
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