[Linux4christians] Graphical Database Options in Linux
dave_l4c at mysat.ca
Sat Jun 4 09:21:20 EDT 2005
Have you looked at using OpenOffice to connect to a MySql database
back end? I think there is a fair bit of functionality there that you
could potentially leverage.
On Fri, Jun 03, 2005 at 09:17:27AM -0700, mowestusa wrote:
> Churches have tons of data, most of which we store in
> databases of different flavors. I have really old
> software Power Church Plus version 3.0 that we are
> using to keep track of member information. However,
> the reports it produces are terrible, mostly due to
> the old version of the software. I would like
> something more flexable.
> In my last parish I used MS Access to keep track of
> all membership information in a Dual Parish situation.
> I have to admit that it worked great. If the secretary
> ever needed information displayed in a new way or if
> she needed a newly formated report for anything, I
> could knock it out in less than an hour. My current
> parish has not invested in MS Access, and since I'm
> getting into Linux anyway I don't want to go to it as
> an option.
> So is there a graphical database that is open source?
> I know about OpenOffice's offering of Base in the 2.0
> version, but I'm not ready to upgrade just yet. I
> would like to see 2.0 be a more stable release. Also
> there might be better stuff out there. Any suggestions
> besides the OpenOffice offering?
> I would like the following features: Uses rational
> database, would allow set up without knowing all of
> sql, and would let me do forms and format printed
> reports. Thanks.
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