View Full Version : Creating a database

Granny Smith
21st February 2007, 04:39 PM
I don't want to use Excel, and I can't afford FileMaker.
Are there any good, relatively cheap (or indeed free) applications for creating reasonably simple databases?
All suggestions welcome.

21st February 2007, 04:45 PM
Depends what you want to use it for? MySQL and a web based solution might work

21st February 2007, 04:48 PM
I think you'll find Openoffice has a database function. Could be helpful - and its free.

21st February 2007, 05:10 PM
sqlite might be an option. It's a database in one file.

What do you want to use it for? Perhaps there are other options out there.

21st February 2007, 06:24 PM
If you want to make a simple database how about trying the old one that is built into Appleworks. It's based on Filemaker but is far more simple with no relationships.

21st February 2007, 06:40 PM
AppleWorks/Clarisworks if you have it.

Edit: Looking at the number of machines in your sig, how can you not have it!

Granny Smith
21st February 2007, 07:06 PM
Bewdy - will investigate all those options.
Many thanks to you all.

21st February 2007, 08:11 PM
OpenOffice's "BASE" is about as feature packed as Microsoft Access. It looks like a clone of it too... Plus. the price will hit your sweet spot =p