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#1 gomer

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:46 PM


I am a total noob to php/mysql but I am trying to help someone out.  Basically, they want to have a login feature (for wholesalers/distributors) that will log them into their own individual price lists.  Not all wholesale prices are going to be the same so each account will have it's own seperate price sheet.

I don't think there are going to be a lot of accounts made initially but I figured going the mysql way will leave them room for growth if the company grows like they're anticipating.

My question is...how involved/complex is this project going to be?  And aside from learning to code php and working with mysql (something I personally have wanted to do for sometime now), are there any alternatives that may not be as time consuming?

Thanks for the input.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:51 PM

As far as time consuming, I think PHP/MySQL is probably the least time consuming compared to other alternatives.

I would definately suggest going that route if the company plans to grow... I assume the other option you're looking at is using flat files or something?

As far as the "user-specific" price sheet... that all depends on the complexity of it and how you gather the data.  It could be something that you could create in a few hours or a few weeks.  Your post is a teeeeeeeeny bit vague on the depth of the project.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:57 PM

It's vague unfortunately because I actually don't have all the specifics.  The company manufactures clothing so I'm assuming it's just going to be a price breakdown for the individual items and the prices will be determined not only by quantity ordered, ie. 500 t-shirts @ $2.00 per shirt but also how often the wholesaler orders.  So company A who orders 500 t-shirts once a month may get them for $2.00 versus company B who orders 500 t-shirts once a week might get them for $1.50.

I should be able to get all the details tonight.  Thanks for the quick reply too.

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