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Upload/convert MSAccess to MySQL using PHP

What's the best way to upload an Access DB using PHP and read its contents into MySQL?
posted by monkey closet on Sep 22, 2011 - 6 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

Giant but simple database - how to build

What is best method to create a non-techy local interface for a 40M+ record database that I'd like to host on my web server? I'd like to regularly import new data, crunch it, and export specific CSV reports (which will be much smaller than 40M rows). [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 5, 2010 - 2 answers

Serious help needed with Excel

Crazy excel help needed... again. Every month I have a monotonous series of tasks to perform in excel and I have exhausted all of the possibilities I know of to make things easier- more details inside. [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Aug 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Upsize Access database?

I have been asked to make a proposal to upsize an Access database to allow for a few more concurrent users (currently 10) and ideally improve the overall performance of the system. Am I getting in over my head? [more inside]
posted by cbrody on Mar 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Export MySQL to Access for free...

What is the easiest (and free) method of exporting a MySQL database and getting it (intact) into Access ? [more inside]
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt on Apr 3, 2008 - 3 answers

MySQL import question

What is the easiest way to get this data into a MySQL database? [more inside]
posted by rlef98 on Nov 2, 2006 - 19 answers

Bi-Directional Synchronization of database changes in mySQL and Access

How can I implement bi-directional synchronized table changes in a mySQL database and Microsoft Access? [more inside]
posted by mic stand on Apr 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Easy Interface for SQL

What is the best alternative interface for an SQL server? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jan 12, 2006 - 6 answers

Querying the Database

Database Query [+] [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jan 24, 2005 - 10 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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