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Database experts help!

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:27 am

I use Access databases for a few personal applications, but I'm thinking about doing something different. I have several websites using icdsoft as a web host. Each of those accounts include several MySQL5 databases and I would like to use those instead of Access on my desktop.

Here's my problem -- I have no idea how to set up a "front end" or user interface. The databases are currently used for CMS website so I don't have to do any programming, building of forms, etc. Do any software applications exist that would provide a user friendly front end for a MySQL5 database? Custom programming is not an option.

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Re: Database experts help!

Postby Shu » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:02 pm

Hey Chas,

What is your intended use of these or rather how do you utilize access. You can try this
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/gui-tools/5.0.html. I use this to manipulate my databases.


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Re: Database experts help!

Postby dicion » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:23 pm

phpmyadmin

Web Based MySQL Database Administration

Your web host may already have this setup, and can give you access to it. Lots of places use it, I use it to manage all my MySQL Databases.


If you're referring to an 'Application' front end, like using Forms in Access, then no, not that I know of. I believe Access itself can use a MySQL Database though if you set it up to. I think I've done it before, but it was a long time ago.

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Re: Database experts help!

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:54 pm

I have phpmyadmin available on the website, but I need the ability to create forms for data entry, standardized queries, etc. I didn't think phpmyadmin could be used for that purpose.

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Re: Database experts help!

Postby Shu » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:11 pm

Chas did you check the link I posted.

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Re: Database experts help!

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:34 pm

Shu wrote:Chas did you check the link I posted.


I took a quick look, but I'm so busy I couldn't spend much time. I'll try to look through it tomorrow.

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Re: Database experts help!

Postby dalto » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:35 pm

Shu wrote:Chas did you check the link I posted.


It sounds like he is looking for a form generator like Access has. A way to enter, update and search the data without any programming or SQL skills.

Here are a couple of links I found in a google search.

http://phpformgen.sourceforge.net/
http://webscripts.softpedia.com/script/ ... 31616.html


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