I'm looking for a cloud-based database solution with a web front end. The idea is that you could upload an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file (or Access export), and then customize a front end query that will bring back results. [more inside]
posted by adverb
on Feb 3, 2014 -
I'm looking for a good online database app thingy that would let 50 teachers and 200 students easily and quickly input sentences in two languages *as well as pictures* and be easily searchable by all participants in the future. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Aug 19, 2013 -
I want to create an intra-company website for my co-workers to rate/review widgets. It will not be a commercial venture. Is there is a free or free-ish way to do this? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Feb 19, 2013 -
I'm thinking of getting back into IT. What would you as a hiring manager want to see on my resume that might counterbalance the time I've spent out of IT? What would be the best way to approach this? [more inside]
posted by parrot_person
on Jun 8, 2012 -
I'm looking for a low-cost web service for managing a (very) small alumni database. [more inside]
posted by mekily
on Apr 30, 2012 -
Project Managament online app with custom fields, with database-type customisability, custom data fields. [more inside]
posted by choppyes
on Feb 11, 2012 -
The online database tool DabbleDB
is closing up shop this Wednesday. It's a great tool - excellent ui, cloud availability for data entry and access, easy RSS feeds. Any recommendations on another tool that offers the same? I've looked at Zoho and found it inferior in every way.
posted by boombot
on May 16, 2011 -
Ok, here's a stupid-sounding idea: can someone point me to a guide to how to manipulate an Access database client-side on a web page? [more inside]
posted by ctmf
on Feb 21, 2011 -
A colleague is looking for a calendar to use on their training company's web site. They would like to pull from a PHP-driven database of their course outlines to display the course names on the appropriate dates in the calendar, with a link for each course listing on that date that would display the full course outline to the user when clicked. One or more courses could be offered on any given date. Is there a customizable product that you would recommend for the job, or are they looking at contracting someone to build this from scratch?
posted by The True Wheel
on Nov 17, 2010 -
(Asking on behalf of my wife) I'm looking for an online relational database service. My wife's business has been using DabbleDB, which is a fine service, but since the company was acquired by Twitter for unrelated technology, the future of DabbleDB is uncertain at best. So far Zoho Creator seems like the best alternative, but it's much less appealing than DabbleDB. I've looked at quite a few others, none of which seem ready for prime time. Is there some other online database service that we should be looking at?
posted by adamrice
on Sep 7, 2010 -
[web programming filter] I need to build a web page that displays spreadsheet data. The data in the spreadsheet changes depending on which user is logged in to the site. Some of the data is preset and some is entered by the user (and saved between sessions).
What might be the most efficient programming solution and the easiest to maintain? [more inside]
posted by Drasher
on Aug 3, 2010 -
Building a super-simple database-driven website, from scratch - where to start? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi
on Jul 21, 2010 -
Practical web programming books & resources for the ultimate goal of creating a niche community website. [more inside]
posted by Wossname
on Jul 15, 2010 -
I use DevonThink and have decided it's a bit of overkill for my purposes.
I'd prefer to do this locally, but I'd consider an online solution. I am not, however, looking for a glorified bookmark service. I want something that copies pages and makes them available for searching and reading within the application.
Oh yeah, it's for OS X.
posted by justcorbly
on Apr 16, 2010 -
What content management system fits the needs of my website and can run on Microsoft IIS (web server) and Microsoft SQL server (database)? Full details of what I'm looking for inside. [more inside]
posted by wsquared
on Jan 29, 2010 -
Are there any Access-like tools for building data access pages in a web+sql format? [more inside]
posted by gjc
on Sep 25, 2009 -
I work on the production team for a long-running public radio program. We have a massive archive of shows in digital format (MP3 and AIFF) which we need to collate into a powerful and highly flexible database - something like iTunes, but much more advanced. Does a program exist to do this? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Apr 23, 2008 -
What are the best database-driven Web application development frameworks out there right now? More specifically, please orient me to toolsets you know of that are similar to Ruby on Rails. [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Jul 6, 2007 -
How can I make Microsoft Access 2002 crank out organized web pages that conform to my design ideas? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678
on May 14, 2007 -
I am part of a committee whose members are spread across the country. We are looking for an open source or inexpensive database application that can be accessed on the web. We need for it to allow a few users to edit the data (membership information for our association) and for many users to be able to view the database without editing it. Basically we want Mircosoft Access but available on the web.
posted by losdestinos
on Apr 15, 2007 -
I have been asked to write a database application that will be running in a storefront situation and will allow the user to enter data on what is sold (in this case, bicycles and bicycle accessories and parts) and generate basic bookkeeping reports (i.e. end-of-day sales, quarterly sales, that sort of thing.) [more inside]
posted by evisceratordeath
on Dec 20, 2006 -
How would you write an application in PHP that tracks multiple users, and the users' multiple sites? [more inside]
posted by gradient
on Dec 5, 2006 -
Can someone please help me understand how a database for a site like 43 Things (www.43things.com) works? There are users, tags for categories, user comments (for categories), and comments that can be associated with other comments. I understand that you would need a user table, a comments table, and a tags table but how do you create a schema for a site like this that works effectively? What kind of table structure is needed and how do the tables interrelate?
posted by jlstitt
on Sep 7, 2005 -
I'm looking for a community-editable database. Philosophically similar to a Wiki, but with some webmail-like features, including the ability to sort and filter various things, show and hide columns when there are too many to fit on screen, and edit a single record by itself, rather than the whole massive body of text. [more inside]
posted by Myself
on Apr 25, 2005 -
Suppose you wanted to scrape information from a web page and dump it into a CSV file for use in a database - specifically a large table of contact information coded in HTML. Is there an application (I work in OS X, but have access to Windows machines) that will do this? Would it be possible to write up an AppleScript or something similar to do the job?
posted by aladfar
on Feb 7, 2005 -
fails: I'd like to research the development of news websites - specifically those established by traditional media companies (CNN, The New York Times, etc). While archive.org is a valuable resource, many of the sites I'd like to look at block the automated scripts (robots) that make archiving possible. What's more, some of the sites archived are woefully incomplete and are missing images, etc. Is there an alternative to archive.org or another resource that I might use? [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Jan 22, 2005 -
I know how to make database-driven web sites using Windows servers, Access, IIS, and ASP.
I want to learn how to do the same using Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and... whatever you use instead of Access.
Where do I start?
posted by Mwongozi
on Dec 10, 2004 -
I know, I know -- not another
web photogallery AskMe question, but: I've actually settled on the gallery itself. I'm using JAlbum. Having made the choice, though, I'm left with two questions:
1. JAlbum makes nice galleries, but doesn't create a top-level index page. (I could hand-code it, but my wife will be doing most of the updating and I don't want her to have to go mucking around in HTML.) The easiest solution, I'd think, would be just to reformat the directory listing into something attractive -- all I really need to communicate to the user is descriptive folder names and upload dates, but I'd prefer to make something more handsome than the standard Apache page. Can anyone recommend a particular PHP file system manager or other solution?
2. JAlbum's auto upload is ridiculously slow -- better just to FTP it. When JAblum makes a gallery, though, it includes a lot of stuff I'm not using -- icon sets, borders, etc. It's not a ton of space, but I'm going to uploading a lot of these galleries, and it'll add up. Is there a programmatic way I can stop JAlbum from including all this, instead of weeding it out before each upload? (I'm using the BluPlusPlus skin.)
posted by blueshammer
on Sep 5, 2004 -
Suppose I wanted to build a web site on which a number of items was listed that were available for members of that web site to sign out. I would want the status of items (in/out) to be viewable by people looking to take out items in real time. What would I need to do this and who would I hire to do it? In addition, what would I expect to pay? What's the best way to find such a person?
posted by dobbs
on Feb 5, 2004 -