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Re: Lurking Wanna Be

From: Keith Worthington <KeithW(at)NarrowPathInc(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: glenn(at)tangelosoftware(dot)com(dot)au, Hal Davison <herbie(at)faams(dot)net>, Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>
Subject: Re: Lurking Wanna Be
Date: 2006-07-27 04:55:29
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Glenn Davy wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-07-26 at 19:47 -0400, Hal Davison wrote:
>>Being specific..
>>The PostgreSQL is running on Linux.
>>The client/users will connect from their bloated Intel PCs.
> By bloaded Intel PC's Im guessing you mean  "Windows"? All my linux is
> on intel also.
> maybe the question your trying to ask is what screen/client side tools
> does postgres come with - and the answer in this sense is none. There is
> a product you can navigate to from the pg site call pgadmin which will
> let you visually access the data, but i dont think its what you're after
>>With an HTML browser they could connect from anywhere and any box if
>>that option were available.
> so if you want to go this way you could a web application framework like
> turbogears, django or ruby on rails - google for these - theres no
> shortage of detail out there inlucding screen casts etc etc
>>I'm looking for a tool or toolset that will enable one to 'PAINT' the
>>screen, extract information from one or more datasets, display the
>>information. Give the user some interaction and send the changed
>>information back to the db server.
> 'Paint' implies a very visual process - perhaps you could check dabo
> ( again have a look at their screen casts and see
> if it does what you want.
> there are also things like delphi which snuggles up nicely to postgres,
> and perhaps you can use - dont know about that, or even old
> fashion vb?
> you can alsothere are also things like delphi which snuggles up nicely
> to postgres, and perhaps you can use - dont know about that, or
> even old fashion vb? use microsoft access which with odbc and I
> understand many people do that - and if these other options sound
> daunting, its possibly your shortest root with smallest learning curve
> (except maybe dabo?)
> do you/are you willing to program at all? all of these (even access)
> will involve -some- programing.
> other people, what else is out there in windows desktop land (esp that
> may not involve programing)? it would make an interesting survey to hear
> what other people are using for this type of application and what is and
> isnt effective.
> glenn

We built an interface that allowed data display and modification using 
vb.  Nice project and it turned out pretty well.


Kind Regards,

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