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Data collection on mobile devices - update main database question

Question asked by fluffyone on Jan 9, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2010 by fluffyone

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Data collection on mobile devices - update main database question

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Hi Group

 

At the moment we run jobs through our works making notes with pen and paper and then retype them up unto the database at the end of the job, this is very time consuming and a pain.

 

It is not practical to have loads of PC's everywhere with a copy of Filmaker on, and At the moment I need to keep costs to the absolute minimum.

 

Is it possible to use low cost PDA's or I-phones to log data using a spreadsheet or similar and then import this into the main database at the end of the job?

 

or can I have my database on the web, and then access it through a web connection on a I-phone or similar?

 

Can anyone offer any advice or help on the best, simplest and cheapest way to do this. And what are there pros and cons in doing this.

 

Thanks Fluffy

 

using filmaker pro 10 advanced

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