By Daniel Wood, 3 July 2012
A little while ago I received an e-mail asking for ideas on how to implement a multiple choice testing database. It just so happens that I had begun to build a database a few years ago which does just that. While it is not finished, I have decided to release a first version for people to download, dissect and use.
This database was built around 2008 and the original purpose behind it was to create a trivia database that could be placed on a FileMaker Server and where the database users would be able to take quizzes to test their knowledge in a range of areas - mainly FileMaker related. It was to be built up to be a nice certification training tool, or just to brush up on FileMaker knowledge.
However other things got in the way and it was never finished. The toughest part was simply coming up with numerous FileMaker related questions. As with a lot of projects, the motivation disappeared and it sat around on my hard drive for years unfinished.
With an e-mail received recently asking about this type of database structure, I decided to brush off the database, give it a spruce up for FileMaker 12, and release it here for anyone to download.
Hopefully if there is enough interest in the database I will continue to finish it.
Currently it only contains a practise mode where you can choose one/all categories of questions, and you are presented with question after question until you can take no more testing :)
The plan has always been to make the database quite comprehensive and have different gameplay modes such as:
Stay tuned for future releases. The plan is to release a new version once enough new functionality is added, perhaps one mode at a time.
Any feedback, comments, bugs, suggestions etc are very much appreciated, thanks!