Tim-quote:Originally posted by TMetzinger
I'm thinking of getting the latest version of MS-Access so that I can finally get rid of my paper based flight log.
What I need to be able to do is make a very simple database - one table and each record will have about 15 fields relating to a particular flight - the start and end points, the flight time, etc. I need, however, to record a signature of a flight instructor or examiner in this database.
Does Access now support ink as a data type, so I can capture ink in a box on the form?
Thanks in advance,
In the past, I created an Access based flight log that was in my early Access days (and pre-tablet days). As a result, it's not too elegent, but I tried to emulate Sporty's professional log in design.
I still keep a paper log and have been negligent about adding entries to Access. I think one reason I stopped using it was that I didn't have good query skills to add columns and make reports. And as you noted, it is nice to have a CFI sig.
Your posting inspires me to revive my electronic log and modify it using the resources that Fritz illustrated below. Maybe I can get the reports better too. It appears that C# express is a great programing resource that could be used to enhance Access. I come from the old procedural programming school of Fortran and Pascal. I am coming up to speed on OO and hope to do some useful tablet apps with it. (Programming is not my primary business.)
With the availability of SQL express, I am now thinking that might be a more portable way to go, especially since SQLExpress is still free. Using Access obviously requires anyone else who wants to use the the db to need Access. A lot of my flying friends don't have that nor do they want to spend money on it. But with SQLExpress, the price is right :)
Let me know how your project goes.