Apple Specifications Database?

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  1. macrumors member

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    Hello everyone I am doing a project for college and need to make a phpmyadmin database of all apple product specifications. I am having a hard time finding this database. I have emailed many websites and also mactracker creator to try and obtain the database. No one has gotten back to me. Anyone have any ideas on how or where I can get a database?
     
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    maflynn

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    No one is going to give you a database that contains all of the specifications. You'll need to do the legwork yourself.

    Check out wikipedia, everymac and apple-history. You should be able to see the models and create your own database
     
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    I know they probly think im gonna compete with them, But it's honestly only for a school project. The data is easy to find but I don't wanna waste weeks doing data entry when I can use someone elses database.
     
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    So in other words, you want someone else to do your homework for you.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    My homework is not building a database, My teacher tells us to use a database thats already built and not to waste time on data entry. My project is more of building a website and using MYSQL/PHPMYADMIN.
     
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    maflynn

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    Well reach out to those people and see, but to be honest, I don't think any organization will hand out their specification database. For instance EveryMac's claim to fame is the database that holds all the mac models. Thy spent a lot of time and money compiling and entering the information. They're not about to give it away.
     
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    No one will give you their database- that is proprietary information that took them in some cases years to develop. I would create a simple database, and then just copy and paste the data from apps/sites like mac tracker or mac history.
     
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    mobilehaathi

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    So, you can use any database then? Why don't you go download any number of public databases? You could download dbSNP.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the insight guys, I guess I will make a simple database and just copy and paste the info I need. I can focuse on macbook pro and macbook air.
     
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    jafingi

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    1) phpMyAdmin isn't a database
    2) No such databases exists. However, you could probably screen scrape Wikipedia for Apple products and their specs (Wiki has specs on almost every product - past and present).
     
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    It wouldn't be too hard to parse everymac, just tedious.
     

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