In order to better explain my question I first need to explain my program and its purpose. I am writing a program that you would enter a tagger id in and enter in the amount of tags given. At the end of the day you would enter in how many tags were sold, how much cash was returned, and the program would return if they were over or under. This part works great, my problem is how to store the data.
Now for my dilemma, working with/storing this data. I want this data to be stored in an accessible way as more info will be added everyday. I also want to be able to work with it for trends, totals, reports, etc. Another thing is that there will be multiple computers adding data. My first major question is how do I store the data entered into the computer(via my program) into a database? How do I set up the database on the server? How do I enter data into the database? I know these are a lot of questions, and I am an experienced java programer but have only touched in databases. If you could recommend a database program (I think that is the right term) and a tutorial or book.
Thank you very much in advance for your help.