is comprised of three major components:
utilizes a relational database located on the website host to store
all information about its subscribers and their collections:
- A web
site, hosted on a commercial class secure web server, makes
the system available to any internet-connected computer.
- A relational
database contains each member's collection and inventory
application programs perform user requested tasks including
processing and formatting inventory database information.
The primary application uses a multiple file relational database.
information is securely stored in a separate database. We do not retain
credit card information after the enrollment transaction.
file contains item-related information.
second file contains one or more inventory records for each
item to describe one or more occurrences of the item.
- A set
of edit tables for performing field validity edits on certain
fields is provided for each subscriber.
programs are grouped in five sections:
- Record retrieval
programs find and display records from the database.
- Record addition
pages allow entering new data records from blank input forms or
by cloning copies of existing records.
- Data maintenance
capabilities allow changing of existing information.
- Report writing
capabilities allow members to define and create reports on the
information contained in their database.
- Data downloading
capabilities allow members to define selection criteria, field
contents, and sort sequences for data extractions and downloads
for many purposes including extractions of data for portable computers
and PDA devices.
information may also be found in the Help section, particularly
the Application Guide and the Database Guide portions of this section.