I’ve been programming in NSBasic for many years, but have been away for a long while. I used to use Mike Verive’s database creation software, which I don’t think would work in the new IDE (and I’ve forgotten how to use it, anyway). This leaves me with a bunch of very newbie questions, I’m hoping someone takes pity on me.
I’d be starting with very simple databases consisting only of strings. The first column would be the key (examples: “Atrial Fibrillation”, “Ventricular Tachycardia”). The next few columns would be text strings meant for display in the front end. The final column would be a text string with various labels in it (examples to match the keys above: “Narrow Tachy Irregular”, “Wide Tachy Regular”).
Here are my questions:
What tools are typically used to create a database like this, so that NSBasic can work with it?
I currently have tab-delimited text files in this format with hundreds of entries, is there a streamlined way to convert them into the proper format?
How is the database compiled into, or packaged with, the final app?
I hope I’m not appearing too much like an idiot, although I admit that am essentially a complete idiot when it comes to this area.