First of all, Hi all, new to the forums
Anyway, regarding this thread. I'm currently making a college project based on C++ and in need to design my own database system, if it be stored by file or a client-server application. The only problem is, I've no idea on where to get started regarding the client-server model side of things, if I was to venture down this path.
However, if I was to use a file-based database system, like, custom.dbase (filename). I would need to write my own methods of storing the data etc, and again im not sure where I should start regarding this. Obviously, being a database, It would need to be secure so the data would need to be encrypted, that part i do believe I could handle with a simple algorithim, however its the actual storage and retreival of the data in the file thats baffling me, as, as far as I know, I would need to reach each line all the way down the text file until i reach the data required/searched for.
If any of you know of any tutorials regarding this then please let me know, or if you could give me a head start and point me to the information that I would require to get started that would be great to.
Oh, and for those of you wondering, no, I can't use ADO/SQL etc, it has to my own database structure.