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Chapter 1. Access As a Development Tool > Practical Examples: The Application D...

Practical Examples: The Application Design for a Computer Consulting Firm

Consider a hypothetical computer consulting firm that wishes to track its time and billing with an Access application. First, look at the application from a design perspective.

The system will track client contacts and the projects associated with those clients. It will enable the users to record all hours billed to, and expenses associated with, each client and project. It will also let users track pertinent information about each employee or subcontractor. I have based the tables in the system on the tables produced by the Database Wizard. I modified them somewhat, and changed their names to follow the Reddick naming conventions. Twenty-one tables will be included in the system. You will build some of these tables in Chapter 2. You can find all of them in the application databases on the sample code CD-ROM:



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