On 6/3/18 3:17 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message <email@example.com>, Ken Springer
Looking for recommendations for database software.
Relational would be nice, but not mandatory. Simpler, and easier to
learn and use than Access. I've never tried Paradox, part of Corel
I need more than using a spreadsheet can provide.
Such as what? If we know what you _do_ want (or would like), we'll
probably be able to advise better.
It should be nothing more than simple data tracking, but I don't know
what the future will be. It's possible a lot of text for a single field
in each record, which I find to be a PITA in a spreadsheet field.
(Do you actually need to do _sums_ on the entries anyway?
I shouldn't. At most I expect to need nothing more than how many
records reflect this concern, how many reflect that concern, etc.
A non-relational database would work, just trying to avoid repetitive
input of the same info, such as a person's name.
I got curious and tried making a database in Libre
Office. It immediately complained that it couldn't
access the data source. What? I just started the thing.
where does it think a datasource might be? Then it
told me I couldn't proceed without Java. Nothing's
worth installing Java. I give up. :)
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