I am confused how to create a database in SilverStripe. I got an assignment to build web database applications. On the web there are laws and regulations. In the Admin there are functions on the user uploaded and there are functions to download and view pdf documents. I'm confused early work in SilverStripe. Please help.
Silverstripe has an ORM...
which means you define dataobjects (http://api.silverstripe.org/trunk/sapphire/model/DataObject.html) and then when you do a dev/build (http://doc.silverstripe.org/sapphire/en/installation/upgrading) it builds the database for you.
Hope this helps.