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So a friend of mine wants to set up a database for managing his investigation data. But he does not know any programming. So i offered a little help but also want to make sure that he could manage his stuff for when I am not around.

Basically I am looking for a database application that would be somewhat comparable to microsoft access, meaning i can setup the database and some forms. I know i could set up mysql and http server, but i am looking for a solution that has the most gui possible and is not dependent on servers so he could move the database easily to another workstation.

What would you recommend dear ubuntu fellows?

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  • Install openoffice.org-base Install openoffice.org-base

  • After installation it will be found under Applications>>Office>>OpenOffice.org Database

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thanks for your quick answer, I will have a look at it –  dmeu Dec 12 '10 at 13:07
    
@ everybody: more options are ewlcome ;-) –  dmeu Dec 12 '10 at 13:07
    
LibreOffice is better... –  dkuntz2 Dec 13 '10 at 0:42
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Nice, thanks for all the answers!

I also just found a software called Kexi. So people vote, which one of the options would you recommend more?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kexi

Kexi Screenshot

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Another GUI database option is glom Install glom. Its interface is loosely based on FileMaker Pro, and it uses a PostgreSQL back-end.

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use sqlite + firefox plugin sqlitemanager, available at http://code.google.com/p/sqlite-manager

you can also use standalone gui to manage sqlite, sqliteman or sqlite database browser, both are in ubuntu repositories.

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