© 1997 Jorma Lankinen
The Bouvier Database is based on a flat ASCII database. The performance of this solution is maybe not the best possible, but after several experiments on different kinds of UNIX based database solution we have decided to use this simple data structure.
The benefits of this solution are
it will work on any user platform
the server load stays on tolerable level
the user doesn't have to download any libraries etc. to use the database
The basic database operations are based on Selena Sol's db_manager CGI-script. The use of the database is divided into three separate phases:
1) Search -script
Basic search -script for performing the aphabetical search for the dogs in the database. This phase uses the above mentioned db_manager -script with minor updates.
2) Pedigree printout -script
This script collects the desired data and builds a dog's pedigree on the screen.
3) The Result -database handling scripts
The result datas are located in their own databases. To show results, the system performs a search to those databases. The neede parameters will be added automatically.
All the included data is encrypted and can't be used by any other applications.
Linking to The Bouvier Database
If You like, you can link directly from your own website to the database. Just copy thecontent of your browsers "LOCATION" or "ADDRESS" -window and paste it as a hyperlink to your page.