Why a database
web sites use databases for
- dynamic content and/or,
- data collection
- Content Management Systems such as Joomla! use a database (eg MySQL) to store and manage user logons, news flashes, blogs, polls etc.
- A program queries the database and constructs the page "on the fly", hence "dynamic".
- Many clients make changes so infrequently that training courses for CMS's or web authoring tools are not cost effective.
- In such situations "static" pages are often used.
- Many clients like to have a feedback questionnaire on their site.
- In these situations a small database can be used to collect the responses for statistical analysis.
- Calm often supply two dynamic pages: one to generate the form and one to display the statistics.
Whenever we host a web site we supply a database. This database can either be used for your Content Management System, a feedback management system or any other bespoke requirement.
At Calm we have experience of designing and developing Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQLServer, MySQL and Oracle databases for clients in Nuclear, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Oil Sectors as well as Public Sector.
We also specialise in Data Migration between legacy and replacement systems such as:
- Access to Oracle
- Oracle to SAP
- Excel to MySQL
Calm will be happy to negotiate a price for your Data Migration requirements.
How many questions can I have on my Feedback form?
- The number of questions is only limited by your/your clients' patience.
What type of questions can I have?
- Radio groups, radio buttons, checkboxes and text areas come as standard.
- We recommend radio groups for marks out of 5 style questions and checkboxes for simple Yes/No answers.
Can I easily change the questions?
- For security reasons you will need to logon directly to your database.
- If you need to change your feedback form frequently then Calm can provide a short training session.
- Alternatively we recommend taking out our annual maintenance contract for hassle free changes.