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Hi All,

So I went back to planning stage. Link to what I think might work - hoping to get the planning stage done today so I can start actually putting together the db - I have 3 days off so now's a good time for me to get the basic structure together :) Thanks in advance!


I havne't used Base, but I have taken a very complex spreadsheet and designed an SQL database from 
it when it became unwieldy. Key things I'd suggest, more tables is not bad, in fact the more the 
better if it clearly separates data into one table. Do not duplicate data. If you have a field 
whose contents are duplicated then that really probably needs to be a separate table.

2 books I found invaluable for helping me design my system are

Beginning Database Design by Clare Churcher and Beginning SQL Queries also by Clare Churcher. They 
were the most readable and understandable of the lot.

If I were doing your system I'd do the following:
Book table
        number of pages
        Foreign key links to an authors table and a series table
        boolean read or not or else a link to a table read status see below
        Name of series like Dragons of Pern or Harry Potter
Read status

Linking should be by query.

On Aug 8, 2014, at 10:29 AM, Joel Madero <> wrote:

Just wanted to bump this to see if anyone has thoughts. Worst case I'm
going to just dive into Database and see what I can learn but I'm hoping to
get a little feedback before spending time which might be totally pointless
as I really don't have the time to just throw away ;) Thanks again in

Eugenie (Oogie) McGuire
Desert Weyr, LLC - Black Welsh Mountain Sheep
LambTracker - Open Source SW for Shepherds
Paonia, CO USA

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