As in other WinFeed database management dialogues, the information about Clients is accessed via an Explorer-type tree.
For each client the following information is stored:
- Some of the client’s personal and contact information.
- The set of ingredients to which that particular client has access, and the price of each.
- An audit (record) of the prices that have been paid by the client for each ingredient over time.
As a client is essentially a set of ingredient prices there is no reason why clients cannot be used to represent different ingredient groupings or price scenarios e.g. the client facility could be used to store different ingredient groupings such as dairy feeds, pig feeds or horse feeds.
The current client is the client that is currently selected in the client drop-down listbox. Selecting a current client determines the set of ingredients that are currently being used and the prices of these ingredients.