Help With Entering Your Advertisement For Accommodations

Size this window so that it fits into half your screen and move it to one edge.

Click on the link below, and another window will open showing the 'create new user' form of the database. Arrange the 2 small windows so that they are side by side on your screen.

Click here to open the 'create new user' FORM window.

Enter a user ID and password into the two text fields. The USERID must contain letters only, and have between 4 to 11 characters. The password can be letters and/or numbers, and must have between 4 to 11 characters. Both are case sensitive, so write these down on paper exactly as you have entered them and keep them for future use. (You will need to log on to submit, modify or delete your advertisement.)

Click the CREATE button, and you will be asked to enter the same information again, this time to log on and access the database.
After entering the information and clicking on the LOGON button, you will see the main menu of the search function. At the bottom, you will see 7 links (|Home|Add|View|Delete|Modify|List All|Log Off|).
HOME is the page you now see, and it shows you what you are authorized to do (permissions).
ADD takes you to a blank form where you can enter the information you want posted on this site.
VIEW takes you to a blank search form so that you can enter what you wish to look for.
DELETE takes you to a blank form where you can search for the record (advertisement) you wish to delete.
MODIFY takes you to a blank form where you can search for the record (advertisement) you wish to modify.
LIST ALL will find and display every record (advertisement) in the database.
LOG OFF takes you back to this site's home page.

Since you want to add a record, click on ADD and you will see an Add Form with the following fields:

Name
Enter the name of your establishment here.

URL
Enter the address of your web site here if you have one (Otherwise leave it blank).

Type
This field offers a drop-down list from which you may select the ‘type’ of accommodation you have. Click on the appropriate type and the field will be filled in for you.

Region
This field also offers a drop-down list. This list contains the 6 tourism regions of B.C. Select the region in which your establishment is located.

(near) Major City
Enter the name of the closest major city to which your establishment is located. For instance: If your establishment is located in Kaleden, enter "Penticton" into this field. If your establishment is actually located in Penticton, then enter "Penticton" into this field.

Address
Enter the street information of your establishment's mailing address in this field.

City
Enter the name of the city or town of your establishment's mailing address.

Postal Code
Enter your establishment's postal code here.

(local) Tel. No.
Enter your establishment's local telephone number (including area code) here.

(toll free) Tel.
If you have a toll free telephone number, enter it here; otherwise leave this field blank.

e-mail address
If you have an e-mail address, enter it here; otherwise leave this field blank.

Price
Enter your lowest 'per person' daily rate here. Do not use any symbols such as the '$' sign (correct: 150.00; incorrect: $150.00).

Notes
This area is used to note any seasonal rates, specials, to describe your establishment, or for anything else you wish your potential customers to know about. There is no formatting in this area, and all carriage returns will be ignored (other than one space between words, all spaces will be removed by the program). You are limited to 500 characters.

When you are done, click on the ADD RECORD button and if all goes well, you will see a copy of the record you have submitted. (Each user is only permitted one record, so if you have several establishments, you must create a new user for each record.)

At this time it would be a good idea to check over everything to make sure there are no mistakes, and that the links (if applicable) to your web site and e-mail address work correctly.

If you want to change something.
Click on MODIFY and a blank search form will be seen. This form lets you search for the record (advertisement) you wish to modify. At the top right of the form, you will see LIST ALL. Selecting LIST ALL is the easiest method of finding any record that you have posted, because the search will only list the record for which you have authority to modify. If you like to play, you can also do a normal search to find your record. Clicking on LIST ALL will take you directly to the Modify Form, with all your current information posted. Change any of the information as you require. Click on the MODIFY RECORD button to complete the process.

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If you want to delete your record.
Click on DELETE and a blank search form will be seen. This form lets you search for the record you wish to delete. At the top right of the form, you will see LIST ALL. Selecting LIST ALL is the easiest method of finding any record that you have posted, because the search will only list the record for which you have authority to delete. If you like to play, you can also do a normal search to find your record. Clicking on LIST ALL will display the record that you have posted. Beside the record is a check box. Click the check box and click the DELETE CHECKED RECORD(S) button.

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Search options:
Use of the 4 Search Options check boxes:
MATCH ANY will cause all records with ANY of the specified field criteria to be found (This broadens the search).
MATCH CASE will cause the search to become case sensitive.
WHOLE WORDS searches for whole words. Using this will prevent a search for MAN from finding woMAN or snowMAN.
REG. EXPRESSION searches for a regular expression (a string of words).

Keyword Search is used to search all fields for the word you typed into the box.
Max. Returned Hits is the maximum number of records that will be displayed on each page of results.
Sort By: allows you to choose what field the records will be sorted by. For example: choosing PRICE will sort all results in order of price.
Sort Order: lets you choose to sort numbers from small to big (ascending), or from big to small (descending), and letters from A to Z (ascending), or from Z to A (descending) based on the chosen field in SORT BY. For example: if I chose PRICE in SORT BY, and ASCENDING in SORT ORDER, then the results of my search would be listed in order from the least costly to the most expensive. Similarly, if I chose NAME in SORT BY and DESCENDING in SORT ORDER, the results would be listed in order by names. The first record displayed would have a name starting with the letter 'Z' (if there is one) and the last record displayed would have a name starting with the letter 'A' (if there is one).
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