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Simple Database to Use in Puppy 5.1.1?
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discombolixt

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Dec 2010, 11:46    Post subject:  Simple Database to Use in Puppy 5.1.1?  

I’m looking for a simple data sheet. I’ve been using the MSWorks 8.5 DS which suits me perfectly. Is there a similar DS I can download?

I did search the Puppy Pkg Mgr and if there was one I didn’t see it. Is there another place to look?

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aragon

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Dec 2010, 15:33    Post subject: Re: Simple Data Sheet to Use in Puppy 5.1.1?  

discombolixt wrote:
I’m looking for a simple data sheet. I’ve been using the MSWorks 8.5 DS which suits me perfectly. Is there a similar DS I can download?

I did search the Puppy Pkg Mgr and if there was one I didn’t see it. Is there another place to look?

Don't know exactly what a data sheet might be, but if you're looking for a spreadsheet application look at the business-menu. it's called gnumeric and it's preinstalled.

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Dec 2010, 16:21    Post subject:  

Oops! I wrote Data Sheet instead of Database - Ahhh So. Didn’t even know it was one word. Sorry about that. Smile Hmmm. Maybe I should just repeat the question correctly. Here goes:
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I’m looking for a simple Database. I’ve been using the MSWorks 8.5 Database which suits me perfectly. Is there a similar Database I can download?

I did search the Puppy Pkg Mgr and if there was one I didn’t see it. Is there another place to look?
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I have used the Gnumeric SS.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 00:30    Post subject:  

discombolixt,

I've never used the works database, (or for that matter any other!), so
don't know whether any of these compare, but some people have said
on the forum that they found Portabase to be a small, easy to use database.

Unfortunately I couldn't find a portabase .pet, so you can either try downloading & extracting a portabase .deb file, or wait until I, or someone else, puts Portabase into puppy .pet format. (Not sure whether, with Lupu, it's available using the puppy package manager & ubuntu repositories?).

There is also the SqLiteManager plugin for firefox, but I have no idea on whether it's easy to use.

Ditto for SqLiteStudio or OpenOffice's SBase.

Also see http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Database
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discombolixt

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 21:44    Post subject:  

Well I downloaded Portabase to windows see how it went and it didn't for me. Never could get it to cough up any columns ie create a usable file. Got em named and all that good stuff but when I said OK it just coughed up No Result. 25 of those is enough to make a feller say, "Durn!" Looks like a neat program.

I did download and install it into Puppy and I understand I should have also downloaded a source file of which I don't have the foggiest what that means. There was one in the list of downloads.

I hope you don't put more effort into this - don't like to see anybody work on my problems. I'll find another way.
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wdm

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PostPosted: Thu 16 Dec 2010, 22:47    Post subject:  

discombolixt,

If you like msworks and have the installation disk for it you could see if it will run in wine.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 03:02    Post subject:  

I had one from a while back that seemed to be developed on Puppy.
I do not remember how many features it had, but it is small and if you want to try it, it is attached.
ppdb-0.6a.pet
Description  Database application
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 12:11    Post subject:  

GnomeDB might also be a good option. It is part of Gnome-office along with Abiword, and Gnumeric.
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discombolixt

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 17:33    Post subject:  

Thanx all for your help and suggestions.

8-Bit I downloded and tried your DB but it wasn't what I had in mind.

At this point I've used linux a few days and it's like pushing string. I can almost use Puppy except for this DB, can't get it to recognoze my cameras, haven't tried the printer yet.

I can open/transfer some of my stuff via flash drive and use it OK.

Other than that I could go ahead and forget windows maybe. I'd sure like to. Right now I simply haven't the time to thrash around anymore.

See you next year.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 23:06    Post subject:  

wot still no pbase? Shocked
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=18420
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=347678#347678

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glenco

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Dec 2010, 23:56    Post subject:  

LOBSTER
ROFLMAO I remember that “ Puppy Database “ thread very well. The bottom line is most people do not know the difference between a database and a spreadsheet template for data input. This was Microsoft’s doing by buying out Ashton-Tate dBASE ;(

discombolixt

The bottom line is, if you want a real database running under Linux is to install WINE and run dBASE, FOX, and even old Clipper.

Give me a *.DBF,NDX file anyday
At a DOT prompt of course Wink
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Dec 2010, 00:17    Post subject:  

Just to flesh out this discussion and make it useful to everyone, will someone please explain what a database is, and what a database program might be used for? Maybe I need one and don't even know it. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Dec 2010, 00:48    Post subject: re simple database  

Hi discombolixt,
What to you want to keep in a database?.

I've been using sqlite3 with Puppy 5.11 (4.31 has a gui) and with Tiny Core.
Mostly for bookkeeping. (check register in gnumeric and sqlite3 to search sort and get totals).
Used MSWorks4.5 with Win98 for years. It was a great flatfile database but later versions of Works were a disappointment.
Edit: sqlite3 is in base of Puppy 5.11 4.31 can be accessed thru console.
Type "sqlite3" then ".help" for info. (no quotes). Or go to sqlite.org for more info.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Dec 2010, 01:48    Post subject:  

How come nobody mentioned Open Office? It has a great database.
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PostPosted: Sat 18 Dec 2010, 01:53    Post subject:  

Flash wrote:
Just to flesh out this discussion and make it useful to everyone, will someone please explain what a database is, and what a database program might be used for? Maybe I need one and don't even know it. Laughing


One of the most useful programs ever devised. The digital equivalent of a filing cabinet. I bet you use them every day. Ebay is a huge database. The phone book on your mobile is a database, same for your contacts in your email program, your browser bookmarks, flashblocked pages, on and on, all databases.

A database program allows you to build a custom storage system for whatever you want, photos maybe. The only limit is your imagination.....

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