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Relational database on the cheap

I'm looking for a free/cheap alternative to Access or Filemaker for simple relational database work. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Sep 13, 2012 - 9 answers

I don't think Fortran and punchcards cut it anymore...

Which programming languages are best suited to creating a timetabling application? [more inside]
posted by bister on Jun 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Does there exist a lightweight and attractive forms based database?

Can you recommend a forms based database like Filemaker, MS Access, or OoO Base, but lightweight? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Jul 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Recommend an easy-to-use database to organize my research.

I am a freelance journalist, and a document freak. But also I am very chaotic. I would like to use some sort of database to keep track of the articles, documents, web snippets, references, quotes, URLs, bibliography that I use in my work. But I have many questions and doubts [more].

Should I use a database that it is linked to the external documents (which I keep nonetheless), or should I go for a database that has all of these documents embedded? I work in a Windows / OSX environment (desktop PC and a G4 Powerbook), so this keeps me from going all the way to Access (which I hate) or Filemaker (which I don’t know very well). I’ve been thinking of keeping a MySQL database server, maybe powered with a modification of something like Everything, and accessing the data via web browser, but I fear that the thing wouldn’t escalate well. (Keep in mind that I am not a programmer, I can install Movable Type or GeekLog in my webserver, and tinker a little with php files changing little things here and there, although I have friends that can help me)

I don’t know if there are built-in solutions for what I need, or if you can point me to a database template (for Access or FileMaker) already built for journalist research. The fact is that I have tons of information and documents (some of them already stuffed in CD and DVD backups), but I have a hard time keeping track of everything, and very often it is very difficult for me to retrieve information that I know I have saved but I can’t tell where it is.
posted by samelborp on May 11, 2004 - 9 answers

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