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Re: Who yields - client or developer? Your opinion

From: Tom Karpf <karpftj_at_excite.com>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 16:57:22 -0400
Message-ID: <ach0nq$prpkk$1@ID-133751.news.dfncis.de>


The client is always right.

"Graham Bellamy" <dontwriteme_at_ask.first.com> wrote in message news:acgvrv$fm2$1_at_perki.connect.com.au...
> I want to receive application rate in a data field (eg. L/Sq.m). There are
various forms
> of this rate, but ultimately I want to multiply it by the area to find the
volume. The
> user reads this value from the label of the bottle. But sometimes the rate
is written as
> Sq.m/L (how many square meters will 1L cover), in which case I would have
to divide by the
> area.
>
> What is more recommended? Design the db such that it can decipher which
form the rate is
> being input, which for me (bit of a rookie) would be quite a headache. Or
require that the
> user does a simple inversion calculation on his hand calculator (or I
could make a little
> form for him, so he still doesn't have to think) and enters that value, in
which case any
> future reporting will show the value in L/Sq.m and not what is written on
SOME of the
> bottles? I guess this last point (report display) is my main concern.
>
> Note: In my particular situation the rate could also be kg/Sq.m,
kg/Sq.m/mm, Sq.m/kg,
> L/Sq.m/mm, as well as the L/Sq.m and Sq.m/L
>
> TIA
> Graham
>
>
Received on Wed May 22 2002 - 15:57:22 CDT

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