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MS Access Equivalent

I am new to Linux and am migrating a SQL Server DB with an Access front end
to MySQL and ?

What options are available under Linux for development of a client front end
without copious amounts of programming.

Without knowledge of PHP can a front end be developed using plugin
components with minimal fuss ?
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Thanks

Murph
Jul 23 '05 #1
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"Murphy" <m@urphy.com> wrote in message
news:vA*****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
I am new to Linux and am migrating a SQL Server DB with an Access front end to MySQL and ?
If you like the way Access front ends for SQL Server, then the best front
end you can find for MySQL would be - Access.
What options are available under Linux for development of a client front end without copious amounts of programming.
Assuming you are talking about Microsft front ends - MySQL Control Center
from www.mysql.com or MySQL-Front or {a bunch of others I don't have time to
try}. All useful but none have the full range of capabilities that Access
offers. Access really does cover a lot of ground, much of it only
peripherally concerned with database utility. Most manage to succesfully
gather a collection of tools to do the job BUT you will have to ask what you
want to accomplish and be rather specific.
Without knowledge of PHP can a front end be developed using plugin
components .... As wildly popular as MySQL is amongs PHP enthusiasts, there is no connection
between these 2 systems. You can "front" most any programmable system to
MySQL. I've already mentioned Access/VBA as a perfectly competent system to
both manage MySQL and serve as a reporting tool. My personal favorite for
creating reporting software under Microsoft would be Excel. Wonderful
Windows/Linux cross platform stuff can be done in Python. Or pick your own
favorite programming tools.
... with minimal fuss ? Sighhh! This brings us right back to Access :-(
It's like a drug addiction!

Drugs (Access!) make you feel good at first but the end results aren't all
that pretty!
Thomas Bartkus

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Thanks

Murph

Jul 23 '05 #2
On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 08:39:32 -0500, in mailing.database.mysql "Thomas
Bartkus" <to*@dtsam.com> wrote:
| "Murphy" <m@urphy.com> wrote in message
| news:vA*****************@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
| > I am new to Linux and am migrating a SQL Server DB with an Access front
| end
| > to MySQL and ?
|
| If you like the way Access front ends for SQL Server, then the best front
| end you can find for MySQL would be - Access.
|
| > What options are available under Linux for development of a client front
| end
| > without copious amounts of programming.
|
| Assuming you are talking about Microsft front ends - MySQL Control Center
| from www.mysql.com or MySQL-Front or {a bunch of others I don't have time to
| try}. All useful but none have the full range of capabilities that Access
| offers. Access really does cover a lot of ground, much of it only
| peripherally concerned with database utility. Most manage to succesfully
| gather a collection of tools to do the job BUT you will have to ask what you
| want to accomplish and be rather specific.
|
| > Without knowledge of PHP can a front end be developed using plugin
| > components ....
| As wildly popular as MySQL is amongs PHP enthusiasts, there is no connection
| between these 2 systems. You can "front" most any programmable system to
| MySQL. I've already mentioned Access/VBA as a perfectly competent system to
| both manage MySQL and serve as a reporting tool. My personal favorite for
| creating reporting software under Microsoft would be Excel. Wonderful
| Windows/Linux cross platform stuff can be done in Python. Or pick your own
| favorite programming tools.
|
| > ... with minimal fuss ?
| Sighhh! This brings us right back to Access :-(
| It's like a drug addiction!
|
| Drugs (Access!) make you feel good at first but the end results aren't all
| that pretty!


Oh how painfully true that statement is :-)
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