Re: Does a spreadsheet-like front end exist for MySQL?
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> I use phpmyadmin a lot. It lacks one feature that I wish existed. You > can edit only > one record at a time, and when you are editing a lot of data > manually, the amount > of time it takes to open up each record and the time for so many saves can add > up noticeably. > > I remember using a front end for MySQL a few years ago that worked much like > a spreadsheet. You could hop around putting data into a page full of records at > will, just like you can with a spreadsheet. You then save at any frequency you > wish. I found this so efficient. It also gave a convenient overview of a whole > screenful of records. > > I have and will have for some time to come a need to do a lot of manual data > input. The usual method of a form opening for editing only one record at a > time I find far slower and less efficient than this spreadsheet-like front end. > It was being used by a group of programmers in Albany, N.Y. and I have > no idea where they got it from. > > I should mention ---- this was *not* simply a spreadsheet in which > you added data > and then had to import into MySQL each time. The action of saving would update > the database in use every time (--- ie. really simple to use). I seem > to remember > that you could even scroll through data. You could easily add, delete > or change. > You didn't have to declare which one of these actions either. > > Do any of you know of such a front end (to MySQL) that exists? Is there a > cost or is there an open systems free program that fits? > > I imagine to create one would be fairly complicated since the whole sheet of > records is always present as you add data. You simply plopped in data in > cells randomly as you wish and saved once in a while. Any idea what it would > take to code such a program? > > <fingers crossed> I hope there is such a program already instead. If you can connect directly to the database server, use MySQL's Query Browser or Webyog's SQLyog. MySQL's is free and Webyog has a free Community version. If you want a web frontend, I have no ideas for you, sorry.  http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/gui-tools/5.0.html  http://www.webyog.com/en/downloads.php > Bill Mudry > Mississauga, Ontario > -- Niel Archer -- PHP Windows Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php