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So, your first decision is whether to create your database from the Online Catalog, use the Wizard, or to start from Scratch. '''See''' → [[How:Add a Library]]
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No matter the choice you make, whether to create from Scratch or from the Online Catalog, you should still create a plan.  A blueprint if you will, so let’s do that first.
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'''Your Blueprint:'''
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# Give your library a name:  '''''My Books'''''
 
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# Decide on names for your fields (this is the information you wish to track) and provide a brief description of how you believe the data will be entered: '''See''' → [[Field Type]]
 
# Decide on names for your fields (this is the information you wish to track) and provide a brief description of how you believe the data will be entered: '''See''' → [[Field Type]]

Revision as of 18:51, 18 July 2020

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In this article we cover the basics of Memento that will get you started. We do this under three levels. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. However, no matter the level you wish to start with, the first thing one should do is create a plan on paper, an outline of what you want to accomplish with your database.

So, your first decision is whether to create your database from Scratch, through the Online Catalog, or by using the Wizard. SeeHow:Add a Library

No matter the choice you make, whether to create from Scratch, Online Catalog, or the Wizard, you should still create a plan. A blueprint if you will, so let’s do that first.

Let’s say you are an avid reader and have a library of books. You want to keep track of books you have read, books you’ve loaned out to family, and books you want to purchase or obtain from your local library.

A Blueprint:

  1. Give your library a name: My Books
  2. Decide on names for your fields (this is the information you wish to track) and provide a brief description of how you believe the data will be entered: SeeField Type
  • Series Number - An integer field to enter the number of the series.
  • Series name - A text field to enter the name of the series.
  • Title - A text field to enter the name of the book.
  • Author - A text field to enter the name of the author.
  • Genre - A multiple choice list to choose the genre: Horror, Fantasy, Thriller, SciFi, Medical Thriller, Cookbook, Health, Mystery, Finance, Crime Fiction, Legal Fiction
  • Short Description - A text field to enter the books introduction.
  • Lent To? - A contact field which links to a person in your devices contact app.
  • Lent On - A date field to enter the date the book was lent out.
  • Rating - A rating field to rate the book from 1 star to 5 star.
  • Obtained From - A single choice list to choose from a defined list of options: Library, Local Store, Online, My Bookshelf
  • Price - A currency field to track value of the library.
  • Status - A single choice list to to define a book as Read, Unread, Want
  • Book Cover - An image field for book covers.
  • Barcode - A barcode field to record a books ISBN.