Database to search for any words RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am in charge of developing a searchable database which should allow users to search for any key term in every file’s content in a folder. Note that I need to search for files’ content, not file name.

    Right now, users usually have to search for every file to look for particular files’ contents with any key terms. The system that I try to create should resolve this issue.

    The next step is to develop the friendly users’ interface. The files are in word and PDF format. From your experience, which types of technology are available to help me accomplish this task? I was thinking about Microsoft Access and Visual Basic. Can the visual basic search any key words that the users will input. Can VB somehow search the file contents and look for any key terms in PDF and Words?

    Thank you very much!

    • Moved by Cindy Meister MVP Friday, June 11, 2010 3:42 PM not VSTO-related (From:Visual Studio Tools for Office)
    Friday, June 11, 2010 3:33 PM