[Techtalk] Open source databases for end-users

WolfRyder wolfryder at qwest.net
Thu Jun 19 16:50:15 EST 2003

I've tried out most of the offered front ends for MySQL and for 
administration I use phpMyAdmin. For something to tab through fields, I 
haven't really seen anything that is "simple". With phpMyAdmin, you can go 
from record to record, tabbing down the fields and filling it, but only one 
record at a time, then submit. Most will let you do that. None, however, 
seem to be geared to mass data input.

There are utilities that supposedly translate Access data into MySQL, 
though I've never tried them myself.


At 10:05 AM 6/19/03 -0700, jennyw wrote:
>Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good open source
>database that's easy for end-users to enter data into?  I'm specifically
>looking to replace Access, but it doesn't need to have all Access
>features (e.g. forms).  It would be good to be able to write reports,
>but I'm not sure how necessary that is either if there's a way to get to
>the data over ODBC from some reporting package.  The important thing is
>that it be easy to enter data into tables similar to the way Access
>works (like a spreadsheet) and to be able to manipulate tables
>relatively easily.
>Are there any graphical front-ends for MySQL that are fairly easy to
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