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Re: Relational DB's & pics - a long business-related question

From: John DeSoi <desoi(at)pgedit(dot)com>
To: Eric Matthew Finnin <emf(dot)storage(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Relational DB's & pics - a long business-related question
Date: 2006-07-14 14:29:34
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On Jul 14, 2006, at 1:35 AM, Eric Matthew Finnin wrote:

> So I'm wondering, what are the pieces that need to be put together to
> get it this to work?  I assume this would involve developing an
> (internal) website that accesses a database of information and
> pictures.  Would Postgresql be an ideal program for this?  MS Access
> is ideal for data entry by people who are familiar with spreadsheets,
> but have no knowledge of SQL.  Is there an extension or software
> related to Postgres that is ideal for data entry for people used to
> visual/mouse-based computing?  Any suggestions are welcome.

I would suggest looking into existing web-based e-commerce solutions.  
Plenty are open source and I'm sure have a "inventory management"  
view for specifying product attributes and and pictures. For example,  
Drupal has an e-commerce module:

Also opentaps ( has a product management  
module which I pretty sure supports pictures. Check out the online demo.

Both solutions are open source and support PostgreSQL.

John DeSoi, Ph.D.
Power Tools for PostgreSQL

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