Making a database - general query
MY other half has been asked to "make a database" at work, now seeing as she's had no training or experience in doing so she's assuming that they want it done in MS access.
However they've now said that they want to be able to edit, add, remove details as and when they see fit, use it in mail merges but have it easy to use (hinting at a front end).
Surely this is beyond "make a database" and would really be needing a developer of some kind to do? They way my good wench described it to me they want it to flag up all sorts of information depending on who you click on - it's more of an application accessing a database than anything straight forward! eg if you click on joe bloggs name - it'll tell you what organisation he works for and list alternative contact people etc. and projects he's worked on in the past.
I've told her to get them to list everything they want to do with this database as in all honesty I think it's the usual case of what the user wants being far removed to what their work can offer as they don't have the expertise or software available to do it.