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From:Gavin Towey Date:August 27 2009 5:33pm
Subject:RE: Viable alternatives to SQL?
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Isn't that basically the same as pointing phpmyadmin at a read-only copy of the data?

There's a reason most searches are limited; when you most people too many options, it's
confusing.  Good interfaces hide complexity from the end user.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jerry Schwartz [mailto:jschwartz@stripped]
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 8:08 AM
To: 'Kelly Jones'; mysql@stripped
Subject: RE: Viable alternatives to SQL?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kelly Jones [mailto:kelly.terry.jones@stripped]
>Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 9:44 AM
>To: mysql@stripped
>Subject: Viable alternatives to SQL?
>Many sites let you search databases of information, but the search
>queries are very limited.
>I'm creating a site that'll allow arbitrary SQL queries to my data (I
>realize I'll need to handle injection attacks).
[JS] Taking you literally, wouldn't that presume that your users have
knowledge of the underlying database structure?

If not, then I think you'll need to go with "fill in the blanks" type of
query form.


Jerry Schwartz
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>Are there other viable ways to query data? I read a little on
>"Business System 12" (BS12), Tutorial D, and even something called
>T-SQL (I think), but they all seem theoretical and not fully
>I want a query language that non-techies can use easily, but also
>supports arbitrarily complex queries. Does such a language exist?
>We're just a Bunch Of Regular Guys, a collective group that's trying
>to understand and assimilate technology. We feel that resistance to
>new ideas and technology is unwise and ultimately futile.
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Viable alternatives to SQL?Kelly Jones27 Aug
  • Re: Viable alternatives to SQL?John Meyer27 Aug
  • RE: Viable alternatives to SQL?Jerry Schwartz27 Aug
    • RE: Viable alternatives to SQL?Gavin Towey27 Aug