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The Application - OOP344 20132

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Music Database

Your task for the final application is to create a personal music database program using the CIO library.

the file

The data file to store the music database is in binary format.
Records are kept in the following format:

//class Song{
struct Song{
  char name[71;
  char artist[71];
  char album[71];
  char releaseDate[11];
  unsigned long genre;
  unsigned long rating;    

Selecting data file

There are two choices to select a data file to browse:

  1. Getting the file name through the command line argument list.
  2. Getting the file name through a prompt within the program.

Application Capabilities


  1. Browse Opened data file
    1. goto next record
    2. goto previous record
    3. goto last record
    4. goto first record
    5. goto record by number
  2. edit the record
    1. save the edited record
    2. cancel editing a record without saving
    3. make sure edit information is not lost (saving unsaved data on exit with prompt)
  3. Add a record
    1. create an empty record and save it at the end of the file


100% and up
  1. Search
    to be able to narrow down the list of songs to the ones which fit to the search criteria
    1. Search on name on substring
    2. Search on artist's name on substring
    3. Search on album's name on substring
    4. Search on the Date on exact match
  2. delete
    1. delete a record from the file