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?

4 Answers 4

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

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

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  • @ everybody: more options are ewlcome ;-)
    – dmeu
    Dec 12, 2010 at 13:07
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    LibreOffice is better...
    – dkuntz2
    Dec 13, 2010 at 0:42
  • I had problems installing it from that site you listed
    – amphibient
    Sep 6, 2015 at 18:16

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?


Kexi Screenshot


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


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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