Thread: Assigning a number to a patient then displayed when called upon.

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    Exclamation Assigning a number to a patient then displayed when called upon.

    What is the best solution for this task below?

    I want to know how to assign a number to a patient then when i entered that number the patients name will show up. i am also struggling to include firs and last name>




    Prompt the user to select one of the following options:


    1. Patient Details //Assume we will have maximum 15 patients
    2. Allocate Patient to Doctor //Jerome Mcclain, Teresita Lieu, Rocky Michael
    3. Call Patient //Call the next patient and send them to see their Dcotor
    4. Report //Generate a clinic financial report







    For 1 (Patient Details):
    Full Name: //First Name Last Name, max 25 characters
    // show full name to user
    Medicare Card Number: //5 digits entered, show digits to user
    //Receive the digits as a string of 5 characters
    Symptoms: //Comma separated list of symptoms
    // max 25 characters, show symptoms to user
    Patient Number: //Generate patient number and display it
    //this number should be an integer equal to the
    //number of patients currently in the system + 1





    /*Store the entered information into appropriate variables*/



    For 2 (Allocate Patient to Doctor):
    Doctor: //User selects one of the 3 doctors by connecting


    Patient Number: //user enters the patient number,
    //display the patient name, put
    //patient number in the list for the selected
    //doctor
    For 3 (Call Patient):



    Doctor: //User selects one of the 3 doctors


    //show the name of selected Doctor to user





    Patient to Be Called: // Show the name of the next patient waiting to
    //see the doctor selected.











    For 4 (Report):
    Show:




    Jerome Mcclain:
    Show the total earning of this doctor for the patients in their list (seen, currently
    with, or waiting), each patient fee for this doctor is $50

    Teresita Lieu:
    Show the total earning of this doctor for the patients in their list (seen, currently
    with, or waiting), each patient fee for this doctor is $60





    Rocky Michael:
    Show the total earning of this doctor for the patients in their list (seen, currently
    with, or waiting), each patient fee for this doctor is $40





    Total Clinic Income:
    Show the total clinic income

    What is the best solution for this task below?
    I want to know how to assign a number to a patient then when i entered that number the patients name will show up. i am also struggling to include firs and last name>
    Do i create a list to do this or an array?
    I need some direction to get things started!!


    Prompt the user to select one of the following options:
    1. Patient Details //Assume we will have maximum 15 patients
    2. Allocate Patient to Doctor //Jerome Mcclain, Teresita Lieu, Rocky Michael
    3. Call Patient //Call the next patient and send them to see their Dcotor
    4. Report //Generate a clinic financial report
    For 1 (Patient Details):
    Full Name: //First Name Last Name, max 25 characters
    // show full name to user
    Medicare Card Number: //5 digits entered, show digits to user
    //Receive the digits as a string of 5 characters
    Symptoms: //Comma separated list of symptoms
    // max 25 characters, show symptoms to user
    Patient Number: //Generate patient number and display it
    //this number should be an integer equal to the
    //number of patients currently in the system + 1
    /*Store the entered information into appropriate variables*/
    For 2 (Allocate Patient to Doctor):
    Doctor: //User selects one of the 3 doctors by connecting
    Patient Number: //user enters the patient number,
    //display the patient name, put
    //patient number in the list for the selected
    //doctor
    For 3 (Call Patient):
    Doctor: //User selects one of the 3 doctors
    //show the name of selected Doctor to user
    Patient to Be Called: // Show the name of the next patient waiting to
    //see the doctor selected.
    For 4 (Report):
    Show:
    Jerome Mcclain:
    Show the total earning of this doctor for the patients in their list (seen, currently
    with, or waiting), each patient fee for this doctor is $50
    Teresita Lieu:
    Show the total earning of this doctor for the patients in their list (seen, currently
    with, or waiting), each patient fee for this doctor is $60
    Rocky Michael:
    Show the total earning of this doctor for the patients in their list (seen, currently
    with, or waiting), each patient fee for this doctor is $40
    Total Clinic Income:
    Show the total clinic income

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    I merged your posts.
    FYI, it's better to reply to your own thread with new information that start a new thread for every single thought you have.

    A good place to start would be to declare a struct to store a patient record, and create an array of that structure.
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    The simplest solution is to store the data in a delimited text file.

    i.e:
    Code:
       0001;first name;last name;phone;other;
       0002;name;last;phone;more information;
    Import the file and parse the text.
    Some information for how to do this...
    parsing - Read .CSV file in C - Stack Overflow

    Every time you create a "record" you generate the next number in the index field of the record...

    0001... 0002...
    Code:
        0003;new;last name;000;none;

    Delimiter-separated values - Wikipedia

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    This is an student exercise or an actual system? A "real" database or a "fake" one?

    You can do it, as @Structure suggested using a text file with delimiters and parsing, or with an actual database (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLLite etc) or a non-relational one (gdbm, for exemple).

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    Thanks for that =, first time on here and learning to write c.

    Okay, great i will try that.

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    This is a student exercise, thank you

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