Lynn Pettis (3/20/2013)
Is this some sort of inventory database?
In a manner of speaking yes, this is a type of inventory database of all transactions when a pawnbroker or second-hand sales shop purchases an item from somebody that walks in off the street trying to sell your new Samung 55" Smart TV they obtained from a burglary.
So the state made a law that all these types of transactions must conform to a set of lawful mandates, a good part of which is describing the items with a level of detail that may help identify it if and when police put two and two together.
I would check your state for the same newly emerging laws.
My biggest problem right now is how to programmatically automate filling out an "official" form implemented as a Microsoft Word Form or a filllable pdf form.