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From:Steve Edberg Date:June 9 2000 11:59am
Subject:Re: Data entry... dBase IV users?
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At 10:13 PM -0400 6/8/00, Kevin Speaks wrote:
>Are there any MySQL experts out there that have any experience with
>dBase IV?
>
>To edit data, I type in
>
>USE TABLE1
>BROW
>
> >From there, I can change existing data and add new data.  How is this
>done with MySQL?


Yep, I used to use dBase IV (and Db 5, 3, 2, Vulcan, and all the way 
back to JPLDIS...). As I recall, the BROWSE command allowed you to 
scroll back and forth through records, re-sort them, and 
edit/delete/add records.

There is no tool that I'm aware of that is an exact analogue to 
BROWSE - certainly not in the commandline client 'mysql' - but 
MySQLGUI (

	http://www.mysql.com/download_clients.html

) looks like it comes pretty close. For web-based use, phpmyadmin is 
pretty versatile. There's also some Java front-ends which are listed, 
along with phpmyadmin, at

	http://www.mysql.com/Contrib/

You could also use a desktop database like MS-Access as a front-end, 
connecting via ODBC. There have been some problems reported on the 
list with this, mostly with Access2000 (I gather).

You might even be able to use dBase still; see 
http://www.dbase2000.com/. It's now produced by KSoft, and is up to 
version 7.5...it looks like you'd need the "Pro" version for ODBC 
access.

What kind of platform are you on?

	- steve


>kevin
>Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
>
>WARNING: I cannot be held responsible for the above
>because  my cats have  apparently  learned to type.
>
>--

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Data entry... dBase IV users?Kevin Speaks9 Jun
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