I'm brand new to drupal this week, so please forgive me if I get nomenclature wrong etc.
on my old, insecure, hand-built php website, I had a custom application, which allowed for the getting, setting, and access of data from a database, using dbconnect.php and a myriad of input forms and ultimately reports for displaying the outcomes.
The data I am now going to use is similar. I need to be able to record user input in a seperate databse:
-Time and Date
-Number of Staff
-Work On Hand
Then using this data, I will need to have an output script, which basically allows the supervisor to select what day he wants to view, what time range, and he can see a run-down of each hourly report (each instance of the above data being entered) within that time frame.
My initial thought was "great, I can put all my PHP code into Basic Page types and it will all work as it did before" - but that, I now know, is wrong. For a start, include_once() is blocked out by drupal (for security reasons?)
How would you recommend going about doing this? Is there a module which will do this?
Thanks in advance for your advice.