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September 25, 2009 7:48 AM   Subscribe

Are there any Access-like tools for building data access pages in a web+sql format?

Here's the thing. I have a few databases that I've done up in Access. That's great for when I have my computer.

But my needs are becoming such that I would like to have access to the data on any machine.

(I've searched the archives and saw a great many other answers, but none seemed to address what I'm looking for, or at least in a way I understood.)

I'm good on the server and the web space and the backend. What I'm looking for is basically something that works like Access's form builder: I drop the elements in and fill in the logic as need be. Publish it to the server, and disco.

I really don't want to run a "product" (like a CMS, or a knowledgebase, or forum software) where I'd have to wrestle with it to get it to do what I want. I would also prefer something that doesn't require oddball things to be installed on the client or on the server, like .net or frontpage extensions.

Partially because I don't really know what I'm doing (and that's OK, it's just for personal use/learning), and partially because that's just how my thought processes work- I like the idea of dropping pre-built elements in and making the connections work. And because the idea of writing html for a bunch of buttons and text boxes seems daunting.

I've tried all manner of searching, and while I know such a tool *has* to exist, I'm clearly not searching the right way.

Extra points for fancy ajaxy web 2.0 coolness. Thanks!
posted by gjc to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Google Docs allows you to create a web form for data-entry based on a spreadsheet (aka table). It's not hugely customizable, but it does the job.

Google Base may be of use as well, it's loosely a user-definate database on the web.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:07 AM on September 25, 2009

Have a look at zoho creator.
posted by bigmusic at 8:39 AM on September 25, 2009

Previously, sort of.
posted by misterbrandt at 8:56 AM on September 25, 2009

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