This software application was not intended for over the web transactions.
It has NO security features built-in to protect your data.
This is a proprietary stand-alone application. However, it has many features built in for it's intended purpose. It's purpose was to monitor and record a live auction with real people all in the same room.
This application requires human interaction during a live auction. As the auctioneer is selling items, someone sits at the computer and inputs the data as it is being sold.
Then after the auction is over all bidders have to come by and checkout with the computer to get their receipt before they can leave with their purchased items.
By clicking the "Item Info" and Bidder Info" links in the top frame, you are presented with each sections input screens to enter all your items for sale and all your bidders in your auction.
Each Item and Bidder will have their own unique ID number which will be used throughout your auction. As you enter each item and bidder then a scroll list will appear beneath each form showing you what you just entered for visual confirmation before proceeding to the next item or bidder.
If you need to search farther back than your last 3 items or bidders, then you can click the view all link to produce an entire list of each item or bidder respectively. If your list is too long just use the handy search function to locate which item you are looking for.
You can use any field to search. Item number, asking price, description, name or address as the search functions searches all fields in the database.
If you find out there is an item or bidder you wish to delete, just locate the line showing that item or bidder and click the delete link and it disappears from the database. When you have entered all items and bidders then you are ready to proceed to the Auction Link.
Clicking the Auction link will take you to the screen where you will place all Auction bidding information into the database as your Auction is going on in real time.
This page shows your progress throughout your auction as it shows you the next 2 items up for bid and their descriptions and asking prices. And also shows you the last two items just sold.
Which makes it very simple to keep up with your auctioneer as they sell each item. If you make an error on the sell price or bidder number or item number, don't fret just find the item in the list and click the delete sale link and re-enter the correct info again.
If you need to go farther back than your last 2 sold items, then click the view all link and you will be presented a list of every item sold in your auction. You may also delete sold items from the input screen but only the last 2 items.
Once all items have been sold, then click on the Bidder Checkout link to input the bidder number. After inputing the bidder number, you will recieve a very descriptive invoice listing all items each bidder has purchased including item number, sell price, description of item and the exact minute of the sale.
· Server software capable of ASP support with DNS-less database access.
· A list of items to be auctioned.
· A list of bidders to purchase those items.
· Access from system admin to write to and delete from databases.
· Microsoft operating system preferred, ( 95,98,NT,2000 Pro,XP Pro )