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Old 09-30-2003, 05:38 PM   #1
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Database question - which one?


Can anyone advise on a good relational database that I can use in Linux? OpenOffice doesn't have one and I am looking for something that is quite [GULP!] access-like.....

Any suggestions for one with a good WYSWIG interface?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:50 PM   #2
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It isnt really wysiwyg, but you should probably look up MySQL. Fantastic db. i recently learned to use it as a back-end to a dynamic website, and it really suited my needs fine. Check it out!

http://www.mysql.com
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:51 PM   #3
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I'm not sure about great GUI features but the most popular are mysql or postsql...

I think mysql has several open source projects that create a gui frontend for it.. try taking a look at www.sourceforge.net or maybe www.freshmeat.net for open source projects... etc.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 05:52 PM   #4
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For the backend, I use MySQL. For a frontend, you might want to consider MySQL Control Center. Having never used Access, I can't say how similar it is, but there are several good Linux frontends to MySQL.

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Old 10-01-2003, 02:36 AM   #5
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Well, you ask for a good relational database, but MySql do not implement referential integrity, so you need to control foreing keys by software. So I prefer PostgreSQL, that let you do this. I think it has a GUI too, but I cannot remember the name.
 
  


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