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Anyone have a Reliable Uncomplicated Database Program


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#1 JayJax

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 04:10 PM

Several years ago I had one of the well-known database programs - I really like the way it worked - I don't remember what it was.

 

Now I have Libre Office free program which contains a database capability but I'm having a tough time deciphering who to use it/how it works.

 

Does anyone have any other database / sort programs you would recommend?

 

Thanks. :scratchhead:



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 07:35 AM

Are you looking for something like MS Excel, or a "real" database program like Oracle, PostgreSQL, Axapta, etc.?



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:10 PM

I guess I must be looking for something like Excel because none of the other names sound familiar.   It seems like what I used was Dbase something but I don't see any reference to it now so it must be a really old program however I found it useful and user friendly.   I am trying to use Libre Office database but I'm not sure I'm understanding it and I'm concerned the time I'm using it may end up being wasted if I get it wrong.   I guess I don't like things that take a lot of reading and instructions - things that are intuitive are great if you can find them.    I welcome any suggestions you have.



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 06:05 AM

Yes, DBase is quite an old program.  But it is actually still being sold in a newer version compatible with at least Win 7.  Check out www.dbase.com/‎.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:05 PM

Yes, DBase is quite an old program.  But it is actually still being sold in a newer version compatible with at least Win 7.  Check out www.dbase.com/‎.

Thanks, I did check your link and tried to download the trial version but I could never get past that stupid CAPTCHA thing and finally gave up maybe I'll try later.

 

I swear even though I put in the correct numbers it still says wrong - there are other "tests" to use besides CAPTCHA, I think its one of the most annoying things on the internet.

 

But anyway thanks for the link.



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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:25 PM

Are you looking for a relational database or just a simple flat-file database that stores and sorts. For a simple flat-file database there is a portable freeware version called snapdb.

 

http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=2185


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:08 PM

Thanks, I will look into that.   From what I can see, old or not, dBase is priced out of my league right now.






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