VOICE - Mail Order Sales and Services
What should be in the final report?
This project has three different stages: (a) analysis, (b) design and (c) implementation.
- Define the system using DFDs: create the Context diagram, and explode it to the 3rd or 4th levels, as needed. Use PowerPoint to do so, or any other graphical tool.
- Order entry screen and sales report definition: Use a word processor or text editor to create a text representation of them, and create data element definitions in separated pages.
- Convert the screen and report definition: Use a word processor or text editor to create screen and report layouts.
- Data Base design: create a relations diagram, represent the data base in relational notation, then use PowerPoint to represent the data model and print it.
You will NOT be using macros in this assignment. Therefore, you will do specific tasks using commands and queries (This is a simplification given the time constraints).
- Create the tables and load the test data: use Access, or equivalent, and code your tables.
- Create a form to handle order entry: again use Access, or equivalent, to create your form. Use some new orders, similar to the ones given, to test your form.
- Create a report to print daily sales by product: one more time use Access, or equivalent, to create the sales report. Use the case data to print a test of the report. In order to join tables, I suggest that you use queries and save the answer as the Sales table, and then print the report based on the Sales table.
Organize your project report as follows:
- management summary: a one page description of the system.
- narrative: the same as the case description, without the tables, but including the screen and report definitions.
- system diagrams: the DFDs you developed.
- data base design: the relations diagram with the relational notation of the DB, and table definitions.
- data base structure and data printouts: a printout of the table structure and simple report.
- examples of inputs and outputs: printout of order entry form and sales report.
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