Notes on Using GARD
Each individual table can be searched by entering search criteria in the fields shown when you click on the table link. Searches are case-insensitive.
An 'OR' facility does exist - use the pipe symbol "|". However, beware of using unnecessary spaces. A search for "crokinole|pool" will find items that "crokinole | pool" does not.
These are real-text searches and do not work in the same way as search engines. So if you search Examples for "quail" you will find a game called "Quails" but you will also get several games called "Squails".
The Scan facility is less specific but very powerful. Using the same search technology as above, all relevant fields in all selected tables will be searched for the text entered in the single scan field. Results are produced from all selected tables in a single list.
The following table shows the existing repositories of data in GARD:
The front-end source code for GARD and the data schema have been written by James Masters. Source code and Schema are freely given to be used for the purposes of GARD for perpetuity. Anybody wishing to use the source code for any other reason whatsoever, should first contact him.
The back-end database for GARD is MySQL, an open-source relational database.