Creating a students' database

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Creating a students' database

Post by Cosmopolitan » Sun Jan 16, 2011 5:16 pm

Hi folks :D

I'd like to create a database in my forum and I'd like some ideas how it could be done.
I plan to open a new category which can be seen and searched only by the school management and I can do it.
In that category a would open forums of classes as follows:
Class 1
Class 2
Class 3 etc

In those forums I would open topics and every topic would be named by a different student's name.
That's also possible and I can do it.
So when some one from the management searches for a student he can find the topic which is named by that student.

Now, I'd like to put data of students in the topics and I have two ideas:
1) I can convert word documents with students data to pdf and from pdf to jpg.
Jpg would be uploaded to the server and there would be a link so when the topic with name of a particular student would be opened there could be seen an A4 jpg with students' data.

2) Another idea is to convert pdf to HTML and paste it to that topic so the data of students would be easier for updating and more protected.

At the moment I am looking for the way to post HTML but I can't find it.

If anyone has a better idea of database management in this case I would appreciate to consider it as a solution to my issue.

Regards :shock: :)

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Re: Creating a students' database

Post by Noxwizard » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:35 am

Posting HTML is not possible in phpBB3 for security reasons. Do you need to have the information immediately visible? There is an attachment system where you can simply attach the Word document, pdf, image, etc... to the post.
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Re: Creating a students' database

Post by Cosmopolitan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:36 am

Dear Noxwizard,

With all respect but it is possible.
I started all this forum thing when I found Forumation.com.
I think they use phpBB.
Everything is set up but if you want to choose your domain name you have to pay, disc storage, ads removal too.
There is an option to allow HTML there and I did it.
I'd like to do the same on the forum which I installed on my server.
I just don't know how they did it but the forum is really set up very well.

Sincerely,
Cosmo

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Re: Creating a students' database

Post by Noxwizard » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:00 am

Yes, there is a MOD that can allow users to post HTML in the forum. Since it reduces the security of your board, we will not provide a link to it and you are on your own to find it. It is extremely unwise to allow HTML to be posted to your board.
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Re: Creating a students' database

Post by manic2 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:25 am

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Re: Creating a students' database

Post by Cosmopolitan » Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:49 am

This is awesome :D
Thanks mate.
I already started photos but this is really a useful one.
Thanks

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