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Scott Hall / Scott Village Resident Tracking System User Manual Paragon Systems Team Members Aaron Hoffart Chad Tesch J. R. Kingsbury Steve Sanders
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The Scott Hall / Scott Village Resident Tracking System (RTS) application was built on the Microsoft Access 2003 Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and will store student, and other data, in the form of logically related records. The RTS uses Microsoft Access 2003's powerful relational software to extract related data that can be viewed in many different ways. Objectives The new RTS application was designed to replace the current inefficient flat file system, utilizing Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. An important feature of the Microsoft Access RDBMS is the ability to span a single database across several tables, efficiently storing and organizing the data. Another important feature of Access' RDBMS, when compared to the old flat file system, is the ability to query, or request information, from the database via custom defined reports and forms. There are many advantages the new Resident Tracking System has over the current Excel spreadsheets. For example, distributing data among individual tables, rather than storing the data in one large flat file, produces the following improvements: Reduced data redundancy More efficient use of disk storage space Accelerated data processing If data changes, updates are required in just one place Access' RDBMS allows powerful data manipulation, such as, grouping, searching, and retrieving data in almost unlimited ways Data is much easier to locate and manage Purpose The purpose of this User Manual is to guide the RTS user, in either a procedural, step-by-step manner, or act as a reference document that can take a user directly to a specific area of inquiry. 3
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course MIS 4110 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '10 term at Uni. Münster.

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