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Old 03-07-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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database needed not sql

I am trying my best to find a simple database program for Suse 9.

The only things that I can find are mysql and postgresql, but none of those is what I want.

I just want a database program that saves everything into a large file, I can set up fields that I want, design a form and be able to work that form, do queries, and such. I learned dbase a long time ago and would like something like that.

I am not wanting to set it up on a server and see it on the web, just for private use.

I would like something free or GPL.

Please someone help. Thanks.
Old 03-08-2004, 12:54 AM   #2
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All I can say is that if you used to store
everything in one file in dBase you never
understood its concept in the first place...

Old 03-08-2004, 06:01 AM   #3
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Have you checked I read (but haven't tried it, I like the flexibility a LAMP approach brings to the task) that you can set it up as a frontend to an external database program like mysql, postgress or Oracle.

By the way, I used to use DBase III and it doesn't save in one large file, it saves as many files as you have tables. (twice as many with the indexes)

I am not wanting to set it up on a server and see it on the web, just for private use.
You can set the mysql server on the same computer as you use the client (just like you use X, server and client on the same machine), same thing for apache. Then you can use HTML for the forms and perl or PHP for the logic. I didn't know any of those subject but I learned enough HTML, PHP and mysql to get by less then a year but I'm a slow learner, you might do it in a few months. You'll then be able to query you database from any application you design, even in bash scripts.
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