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1/21/2015 1:07:30 PM
Next Project Asset Tracking Database
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Microsoft Access TutorialsFor my next Access Seminar, I've been working on an Asset Tracking Database for a customer. I've got 90% of the basics completed, but I wanted to put a feeler out to all of you before I finished it: what features would YOU want to see in an asset tracking database? Post your comments here if you have anything interesting or unusual you'd like to see added that might not be in your "traditional" asset tracking database.

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Asset TrackingSeminar Comment from Chris Thompson @ 1/23/2015
Richard, Just a few things we use in our tracking database...

We track based on a "device" of which an asset number is one of the components. We affix a common tracking label (incremental unique) to each device so that when we see multiple devices beside each other, we can quickly establish which asset is which. We also keep location information as to where the device is kept physically and we also capture Serial numbers, model information, description etc. Special info regarding the particular asset is also stored such as the MAC address(es) so that we can use the tracking DB for locating a device that may be misbehaving on our network.

We also have audit capabilities where we use physical location to confirm equipment is where they should be and flag those devices that have not been found yet. We presently use manual keying of the tracking number; but will be looking at barcode for faster auditing.

Just some ideas...


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