first thing is get the data structure right - third normal
form at least.
or something like that.
get the data model right and reports and input forms write
themselves, get the structure wrong and everything becomes
there's lots of stuff out there for graphs in gdlib using
php (providing you've got it installed).
I think this is a pretty good sort of project to start with,
but are you new to PHP or programming? If you're relatively
new to programming then that will be the thing you need to
learn - not PHP.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wm [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 18 September 2002 23:25
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: How to approach a new project?
> I'm trying to work out the best way to approach a new
> project, and would
> appreciate any suggestions/"beware of"s from the experienced
> PHPers out
> there. I want to build a project where I can enter data from
> a gym routine
> online and generate graphs of the data. I'm not familiar
> with GDLIB, but is
> this something that can help generate a graph from mySQL
> data? Is this
> project feasible/realistic for a new PHP programmer?
> Also, any suggestions on the structure of the mySQL database would be
> appreciated. The general data that would need to be input would be:
> Plus several calculations would need to be made, which I
> could presumably do
> with PHP when I extract the data.
> Any/all suggestions on how to plan this process would be greatly
> appreciated! I'm hoping to have a sound game plan for beginning this
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