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Re: [Gnumed-devel] database installation

From: David Grant
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] database installation
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 00:19:17 -0400
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Ian Haywood wrote:

On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 21:49:17 -0400
David Grant <address@hidden> wrote:

I'm an experienced Linux user and I know Python, but I'm a total postgresql newbie (and a newbie to all databases for that matter).

Welcome aboard!

I think I recognize "select name from distributed_db;" as some sort of SQL query... Is my database not initialized properly?

scripts for installing gnumed databases are found in 
gnumed/gnumed/server/bootstrap, in
the CVS tree.

the commands I used were:

$ ./
$ ./ --conf=bootstrap-standard-AU.conf

This database has some customisations for Australian practice (probably more 
informative than
German: the only other options at this stage) At present this is only the postcodes (zip codes) but this will have more significance as time goes on.

By the way, what's the best way to clear my database and start over. Can I just delete the /var/lib/postgresql/data directory? Thanks.

No. do "dropdb gnumed" first to delete the database.
Please CC any replies to address@hidden

David Grant

Would you mind briefly introducing yourself? Are you a doctor/ programmer/ 
Can you give us any information on customisation
for the Canadian health system? In particular, what drug databases are in use 
over there?
I am a graduate of engineering physics/electrical engineering option, but I am a bit slanted to software because of some of the summer jobs I had during school. My fiancee is only in 2nd year medical school, and when she eventually sets up practice I want her to use some cheaper solution I hope. Mainly I'm interested because I want to learn about databases and also how to set up a network and IT system from scratch (for non-home applications). So in some ways I'm doing it for myself, but for her as well.

Secondly, I've learned Python a few months ago and I love it! I want to do some more, to improve my skills.

I have no idea what customization is in order for the Canadian health system. My grandma was a doctor's secretary, and all I know is that the software usually has a direct link-up, or an "export, then send" format to the provincial health care system's billing system. The son-in-law of the doctor she worked with actually coded some sort of thing in Delphi (some old programming language?) for them a long time ago and I think they used that for a long time. I was 13 at the time that this son-in-law was telling me this I had no idea what he was talking about.


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