Northwind Traders is a fictions company invented by Microsoft for the purpose of demonstrating their database products, using the Northwind database. Originally Northwind database came out in 1997 with Microsoft Access in order to teach programmers how to use that application.
This website project is based on the way NorthWind Traders database works in Microsoft Access. But all of the functionality is not implemented. At present this website only allows you do do the following: you can view the list of customer orders; you and view the details of each order in a popup modal and you can edit an individual order.
This website uses a MySQL database. It was ported over from the Access .mdb file format.
There are 8 tables in the database:
Only two options in the Orders menu are implemented: View Orders and Edit Orders. The other options just point to web page placeholders in the expectation that the website will be developed more in the future.
If you wish to edit an order there are certain restrictions that apply: