My fiance is attending Culinary School in the fall. She and her family have tons of recipes. I'd like to try to build a database of the recipes. Then have it accesible through a simple..very simple web app on their home network..where you can search through recipies and add new ones. How hard would this be?..All I have right now is Access... any help woudl be appreciated
Depends on how complex you want to get.
Simply storing the recipes is easy. Adding in functionality such as scaling ingredient quantity to make different numbers of servings, coding and translating our arcane system of English weights and measures, or trying to track calories per serving can make your application more complex.
If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.
This is a simple online one that I use. The recipes are clearly stored as a sinlge textual record and then the person submitting it provides a name and some tags. Searches are on the name and the tags. As you can see, simple it is, accurate it ain't: http://fooddownunder.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=hearts
It doesn't help you technically but might give you an idea of just what sort of scope you want for this database.
Well i dont plan on it being too complex at all. I'd just like it to store the recipe (name. ingrediants, directions, person who submitted it, and then tags to search by) then also be able to add one simply and a simple search. Im just nto sure where to start at all... in class we made faux video rental databases and library ones but nothing like this even though it seems way easier lol
This is a sample database that I have used and am in the process of tailoring for my needs that may help you in your quest. You can set up a page from this to have someone edit online but I am not that advanced.