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I'm looking to build a simple database application for use on the
desktop (customer contact and feedback database).

Anyone able to reccomend a simple module / package I can use... ?
I've never done any database work before and am ken to learn - but
most of the ones I've seen seem to rely on a database engine buit into
a server.. I need a simple stand alone engine. Of course I could just
build the functions I need - but that would be a bit of a waste and
not so extendable........

Thanks in advance for your help.

Fuzzy

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Jul 18 '05 #1
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Fuzzyman wrote:

I'm looking to build a simple database application for use on the
desktop (customer contact and feedback database).

Anyone able to reccomend a simple module / package I can use... ?
I've never done any database work before and am ken to learn - but
most of the ones I've seen seem to rely on a database engine buit into
a server.. I need a simple stand alone engine. Of course I could just
build the functions I need - but that would be a bit of a waste and
not so extendable........


Metakit? http://www.equi4.com/metakit.html and http://www.equi4.com/metakit/python.html

-Peter
Jul 18 '05 #2

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Fuzzyman wrote:
I'm looking to build a simple database application for use on the
desktop (customer contact and feedback database).

Anyone able to reccomend a simple module / package I can use... ?


You might think about SQLObject. http://sqlobject.org/ It is basically
an easy to program front end for various databases.

It can use SQLite and a whole bunch of other databases. They even
include the start for a contact database. I have found it pretty easy
to use. Of course, you will also need a database backend like sqlite.

Brian

Jul 18 '05 #3

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Fuzzyman wrote:
Anyone able to reccomend a simple module / package I can use... ?
I've never done any database work before and am ken to learn - but
most of the ones I've seen seem to rely on a database engine buit into
a server.. I need a simple stand alone engine. Of course I could just
build the functions I need - but that would be a bit of a waste and
not so extendable........


Have a look at KirbyBase (http://www.netpromi.com/kirbybase.html). It's
written in Python, can be either embedded in your application or used in
a multi-user/client server mode, and stores its data as plain-text files
that can be opened by any text editor. I'm probably a little biased
because I wrote it, but, if your needs are simple, it might prove useful.

Jamey
Jul 18 '05 #4

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Fuzzyman wrote:
Anyone able to reccomend a simple module / package I can use... ?
I've never done any database work before and am ken to learn - but
most of the ones I've seen seem to rely on a database engine buit into
a server.. I need a simple stand alone engine. Of course I could just
build the functions I need - but that would be a bit of a waste and
not so extendable........


Have a look at KirbyBase (http://www.netpromi.com/kirbybase.html). It's
written in Python, can be either embedded in your application or used in
a multi-user/client server mode, and stores its data as plain-text files
that can be opened by any text editor. I'm probably a little biased
because I wrote it, but, if your needs are simple, it might prove useful.

Jamey


Just as I'd decided to use Metakit as well :-)
I *do* like the idea of a pure python solution (cross platform
distribution in 1 package) and a text datafile..

I'll have a look at it anyway... don't be offended if I decide to use
metakit though - it looks pretty good.

Thanks for your help.

Fuzzy
Jul 18 '05 #5

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