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Old 09-30-2003, 04:38 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, 04:50 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!
Old 09-30-2003, 04:51 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 or maybe for open source projects... etc.
Old 09-30-2003, 04:52 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.

Old 10-01-2003, 01:36 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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