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Suggestions for a database?

  • 28-04-2019 2:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,496 ✭✭✭ Mal-Adjusted

    Hey all, iv'e been gaming for quite a long time and probably have hundreds of games across a dozen platforms. I thought it'd be fun to make a database to keep track of them (after i nearly re-bought Voodoo Vince because i couldn't remember if i had it or not :( ). Microsoft Access isn't really what i'm after because it doesn't seem to be able to cross-reference by genera, platform, series and the like, unless i'm just doing it wrong. I'm not terribly familiar with the program.

    I was wondering if any of the big-timers around here had any suggestions for what sort of database to use?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 48,882 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer seems good.

  • ^ Probably the way to go.

    You could do this in Access for sure, better again SQL but there would be a bit of learning involved. If you wanted to go down that route start at the planning stage and entity relationships diagrams and normalisation.

    Doing some work in this area for a college project at the minute and having all kinds of headaches due to mistakes made in the planning and design stages.