A standalone database??

December 2, 2011 at 03:57:53
Specs: Windows 7, 2.66 GHZ
i want a database software similar to that shown in movies with high graphical user interface...
The software should work only in a standalone ie offline..
Purpose of usage : store some text data in the database with better security.
plz tell me if you know..It can also be a command based one....

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#1
December 2, 2011 at 04:22:31
Sounds like you need Microsoft Access.

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#2
December 2, 2011 at 14:55:34
Maybe an old database. A command line would not have a graphical interface. Standalone - maybe password protected.

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#3
December 4, 2011 at 07:13:28
Microsoft Access would do the job. It is standalone, it can store text as well as other stuff and it is password protected and can be as graphical as you want to make it.

The password protection on Access is not 100% secure. It can be circumvented if you know how but it will keep out the casual prowler..

But as wizard-Fred says, graphic user interface and command lines do not belong together.

Stuart


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#4
December 9, 2011 at 04:34:10
tell me anything other than MS access

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#5
December 9, 2011 at 06:10:27
And what is wrong with MS Access. Yes, it does have its limitations but at the same time for what you are planning it would be ideal.

You make no mention of multi-user access over a corporate network which is where Access would fall down.

Stuart


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#6
December 9, 2011 at 08:43:10
OK.

Use SQL Server Express and write your front end in Visual Basic.
Use Oracle Personal edition and write your front end in Visual C#.
Install Linux, use MySQL, and write your front end in PHP.
Install FreeBSD, use PostgreSQL, and write your front end in Python.
...

The combinations are endless. The easiest for an end user is Microsoft Access. The OP stated that it was to be standalone, so I don't think muti-user access comes into it.


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#7
April 12, 2012 at 10:07:18
Why don't you use any database you choose (e.g. typically mysql, plsql, hsqldb) and configure a tool such as DBVisualizer to create databases, access data ?

hth

Elinor Hurst
http://elinorhurst.blogspot.com


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#8
April 30, 2012 at 18:34:13
i also think SQL Server Express is a great option. it's free and has the GUI you desire. you can also query the database from other software (i.e. a C# program) if you wanted to, assuming you know how to build that.

another, very similar option would be SQLite, which i definitely recommend. it is truly "standalone" in the sense that there is no SQL server that needs to be running and active as there is with SQL Server. the database is stored as a file on your computer and the database can be encrypted using SQLite's built in features if you want.

again, you can write your own code to control the database...OR you could also use any one of the MANY graphical user interfaces that are available as a frontend for SQLite.

SQLite, like SQL Server Express is also free.


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#9
May 25, 2012 at 10:29:51
there are variety of software that will do your job some are similar to ms access check out [url=http://www.mosttechnologies.com/solutions/mainframe-testing]mainframe testing[/url]

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