I was planning on putting a not-for-profit no kill animal shelter into Drupal. One of the issues is a massive amount of data in several related tables. Tables such as cats, breeds, coloring, health issues. Their database is reasonably normalized.
I'm not changing this, their db is well designed. I wouldn't even know where to start and to be honest why reinvent their wheel.
So I get Drupal 6 installed. Whoot. I get the adoptable cats listed with breeds and everything first try with Views. Slick!
I almost immediately decided that before we actually go live we should move to Drupal 7 (latest and greatest) as the user interface looked much better. So I uninstall (really nothing there yet - that way a nice clean starting point) and install Drupal 7 with Views3. I get the modules added and imported all my necessary tables using phpmyadmin.
??? I try to create a view and am stumped from click #2 - where do I pick my tables?. i googled for information, I searched here. I did find one place that said there were other modules that add "types" to views. Of course they didn't say what these might be called.
so help! I'm several thousand lines of data to output in several specific ways. Do I need to go backward in versions (either Drupal or Views?) or did I do a truly Homer Simpson and totally miss something.
Thanks so much.