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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/6/11 ACCT-361: Accounting Information Systems General Ledger Architecture 2/6/11 Discussion questions n What was the purpose of Assignment #1? q I.e., what did I want you to gain from it? n Questions about completing the assignment? n Great Plains FRX and Business Portal q http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/sl/chapter17/index.aspx n Virus protection software q http://itusupport.gmu.edu/downloads/nortonAV.asp n SaaS: Software as a service (aka ASP) q http://www.accountingsoftware411.com/Press/PressDocView.aspx?docid=10541 n Industry Interest Survey 2/6/11 Computer-based Storage Concepts n Entity is something about which information is stored n Attribute is a characteristic of the entity n A field is the physical space where an attribute is stored Col. 1-9 Col. 10-30 Col. 31-40 Col. 41-50 328469993 SIMPSON ALICE 4053721111 328500732 ANDREWS BARRY 4057440236 529036409 FLANDERS CARLA 4057475863 2/6/11 n A record is the set of attributes stored for a particular instance of an entity. n A data value is the intersection of the row and column. n A file is a group of related records. Col. 1-9 Col. 10-30 Col. 31-40 Col. 41-50 328469993 SIMPSON ALICE 4053721111 328500732 ANDREWS BARRY 4057440236 529036409 FLANDERS CARLA 4057475863 Computer-based Storage Concepts 2/6/11 n A master file is a file that stores cumulative information about an organizations entities. q The file is permanent q The file exists across fiscal periods q Updates are made to the file to reflect the effects of new transactions. n A transaction file is a file that contains records of individual transactions (events) that occur during a fiscal period. q The files are temporary q The files are usually maintained for only a period of time Computer-based Storage Concepts 2/6/11 n A database is a set of interrelated, centrally-coordinated files....
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