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REQ: any utilities for designing front-ends for databases

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REQ: any utilities for designing front-ends for databases
Feb 24 '06 #1
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dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote in
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REQ: any utilities for designing front-ends for databases


I recommend using MS Access.

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Feb 24 '06 #2

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Anyone have any utilities for designing MS Access front-ends? MS
Access' tools are pretty vanilla.

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:43:00 -0600, "David W. Fenton"
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dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote in
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REQ: any utilities for designing front-ends for databases


I recommend using MS Access.


Feb 25 '06 #3

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On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 23:21:32 -0500, dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote:

What features would you like to see in such tools? What would you be
willing to pay for them?

-Tom.

Anyone have any utilities for designing MS Access front-ends? MS
Access' tools are pretty vanilla.

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:43:00 -0600, "David W. Fenton"
<XX*******@dfenton.com.invalid> wrote:
dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote in
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REQ: any utilities for designing front-ends for databases


I recommend using MS Access.


Feb 25 '06 #4

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There used to be a good cherry one but now that Asp.Net is here you'd
have to be satisfied just with the box that it came in.

Feb 25 '06 #5

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dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote in
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On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:43:00 -0600, "David W. Fenton"
<XX*******@dfenton.com.invalid> wrote:
dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote in
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REQ: any utilities for designing front-ends for databases


I recommend using MS Access.


Anyone have any utilities for designing MS Access front-ends? MS
Access' tools are pretty vanilla.


I see you didn't get the point of my post.

As worded, it strikes me as a meaningless (or even stupid),
question.

I have no idea what it is that Access lacks that requires utilities
to extend it. I've never run into any UI that was appropriate to
task that I couldn't implement in Access in some form or another
(not always the same way it's implemented in other apps).

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David W. Fenton http://www.dfenton.com/
usenet at dfenton dot com http://www.dfenton.com/DFA/
Feb 25 '06 #6

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dad
I was thinking more about a development kit or something like that
that is already available. I would like it to let me design
attractive front-ends with similar effects seen on many web pages
without a lot of programming knowledge. Thanks.

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 21:43:57 -0700, Tom van Stiphout
<no*************@cox.net> wrote:
On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 23:21:32 -0500, dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote:

What features would you like to see in such tools? What would you be
willing to pay for them?

-Tom.

Anyone have any utilities for designing MS Access front-ends? MS
Access' tools are pretty vanilla.

On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 17:43:00 -0600, "David W. Fenton"
<XX*******@dfenton.com.invalid> wrote:
dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote in
news:3t********************************@4ax.com :

REQ: any utilities for designing front-ends for databases

I recommend using MS Access.


Feb 26 '06 #7

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On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 15:59:51 -0500, dad <ja********@cox.net> wrote:
REQ: any utilities for designing front-ends for databases


In spite of the flavour of some of the replies to your question I think this is not a totally
unreasonable question. Though it is a good idea to have some concept of how data should be
represented if you intend to develop the database yourself rather than just a front end!

The wizards in Access are aimed at this target but assume you master Access itself at least to some
level first.

Googling for front end for database finds lots of things such as

Sponsored LinkEasy Database Front End
www.tableausoftware.com Drag & drop interface for databases - download free eval
Tip: Save time by hitting the return key instead of clicking on "search"

MySQL-Front - The most popular front end and admin tool for the ...
MySQL-Front presents an uniform front-end for every database in all current projects.
In practice one can work with a database of one's choice after only a ...
www.mysqlfront.de/ - 15k - 25 Feb 2006 - Cached - Similar pages

Zaval Database Front-end
Zaval Database Front-end is a light and functional web-based front-end to any
.... Zaval Database Front-end provides access to databases via web-based ...
zaval.org/products/db-front-end/ - 14k - Cached - Similar pages

How to use Access 2000 as a database front end
Many developers frown on using Access as a database development system, but it's
actually a great platform for accessing and managing databases.
builder.com.com/5100-6388-1050135.html - 30k - Cached - Similar pages

and a lot more, none of which I have looked at, but at least they demonstrate that there is a
demand.
Feb 27 '06 #8

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