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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Erd..n stuff

    hey i bin trying to answer some question for a scenario but im confused neva done anything like this before.

    i got som entites but im not sure.

    studio, studio event

    past events
    forthcoming events

    The new Triangle Theatre requires an Information System. The system will allow the theatre to store details of past and forthcoming events, to book seats for events, and to maintain details of customers who choose to join the mailing list or become ‘friends’ of the theatre.

    Triangle has two studios, each with a unique number and a seating-capacity. The seats in each studio have a number (for example, B2, N15). A few of the seats have special notes attached, such as ‘restricted view’ or ‘suitable for the elderly’.

    Events take place in a studio; each event has a description, a start date and an end date. Various types of event are held, from stand-up comedians to plays, concerts, films and so on. The event type (e.g. ‘film’, ‘drama’, ‘comedy’) is recorded for each event. Each event is arranged with an agent; details of the agent’s name, address and telephone number are kept. When favourable reviews of an event have appeared in the press, a record of each review’s date, who wrote it and where it will be found are recorded.

    An event can have one or more performances. A performance has a date and a start time. There is an average length of time that each event should take to perform; this average time plus the actual time for each performance are to be stored. Studio seats are made available for each performance. The theatre management will decide the price of seats according to the event type (seats for an event aimed at children will be cheaper than for a celebrity singer); the performance (typically, Saturday evening performances are more expensive than other times) and the location in the studio (seats with a better view are more expensive). Thus, data will be stored about which seats are available for each performance and at what price. Each seat for a performance will have a status, initially ‘available’.

    Triangle needs to plan for the technical support required to run an event. It is beyond the scope of the current system to record employee data; what is needed is the ability to record, for example, that an event requires one stage manager, two assistant stage managers, three lighting and two sound engineers … etc. These requirements are not always known at the time an event is added to the system.

    Customers may purchase one or more seats for a performance. If customers purchase seats over the telephone or internet their name, address, telephone number and email address will be captured. However, it is possible for customers to purchase seats with cash at the box office, in which case the customer can refuse to provide these details. The theatre wants to encourage members of the public to join their mailing list to receive publicity leaflets in an effort to market events. People who provide their name, address and email for this purpose are added as ‘customers’ even if they have not yet purchased any seats. As some customers making a booking via telephone or internet do not want to be put on the mailing list, their preference must be noted.

    When a seat purchase is made the purchase date and which available seat was sold are recorded, plus the status of this seat is changed to ‘sold’ and a ticket printed. A purchase may involve one or more seats. The way in which the purchase was made (in person at the box office, over the telephone or via the internet) is also recorded.

    At any time before the performance, a customer may return a ticket to the box office. The date the return is made is noted and the status of the available seat that the returned ticket is for becomes ‘returned’. If the box office is subsequently able to re-sell the available seat in another purchase, its status becomes ‘resold’. Thus, the theatre wants to keep track of which available seats have been sold, how many are returned and how many returns are re-sold. The name, address and telephone number of the customer returning a ticket are taken (if they are not already on the system) so that if the seat is re-sold, they can be reimbursed part of the value. Note that a customer can return more than one ticket in a single return transaction.

    ne help would be aprishated
    thnx rock.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    I'm assuming you are not doing well in your English class either.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman "sqlblindman"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    To answer your question properly would require about 20 hours of work. I charge $125 an hour for my time, and my guess is you don't have the $2,500 to cover my effort.

    Five minute questions I answer for free, beyond that you pay.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003

    I will do your homework for you for $120 per hour. Spell-checking would be extra, though.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman "sqlblindman"

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