[Gambas-user] Quicky app

Scott Castaline hscast at ...407...
Sun Jun 24 20:28:14 CEST 2007

I need to put together a quick app for my wife's business. Basically my 
thinking is a relational db with possibly just 3 tables. The first would 
be sort of like an address book containing some additional info. the 
other 2 would be similar to items in an inventory database so there 
would be many records that relate to one record in the main table.

I need a quick way to create the forms to allow data entry, editing of 
exisitng records, as well as deleting records. Then I need to be able to 
generate reports mostly in spreadsheet style formats. I am not a 
programmer, but am a former computer hardware tech/eng. Although many 
years ago I did do some programming in school for class projects, such 
as COBAL, back in the early 70's. Then in the 80's I had written an app 
in FoxBASE+.

Am I looking at the right thing in GAMBAS to accomplish what I need for 
the forms part and the reports? Does the IDE allow quick form design and 
then code generation, allowing future editing to increase capabilities 
of the forms and reports? Also, any recommendations in the backend (the 
db engine) I'm thinking of using MySQL? Is that an overkill? I will be 
needing a server/client environment as 2 PCs will need access to the 
data at the same time. Also, another glitch, my wife's PC is M$ Win2K, 
while mine is Linux (FC6) and anything I create now maybe unusable 
within 5 to 6 months, so it's got to be something thrown together that 
could possibly be refined at a later time, or replaced by a better made 


More information about the User mailing list