MYSQL Data Entry Form

Mike Richardson mtr3 at
Mon Jul 25 15:16:05 EDT 2005

Justin Bennett wrote:
> Thanks, I hope it doesn't come to that, not a big odbc fan.. Seems flaky 
> every time i've used it.
> But thanks for the tip.

Just to ease your mind:

We've been using the MySQL odbc connector for about 2 1/2 years with no 
noticable incidents.

> On 7/25/2005 2:54 PM, Mike Richardson wrote:
>> Justin Bennett wrote:
>>> I'm looking to deploy a mysql database for web work via PHP (our 
>>> stuff has been oracle so far).
>>> What I'm looking for is an easy way a windows user could update, 
>>> delete, insert, data into the database. I'm not looking to make the 
>>> user upload a csv or anything like that to update records.
>>> A nice GUI data entry form would be nice. I could always write one in 
>>> PHP but was hoping for something canned, maybe with a wizard so I 
>>> could create more forms in the future. It doesn't need to be web 
>>> based, it can run on w32, and it doesn't have to be free.
>> Although it's not necessarially being developed (or even supported) 
>> anymore, MySQL Control Center has always been a good data manipulation 
>> tool. It may be a little confusing for the general user, though.
>> Otherwise, if your clients have MS Access installed, you can install 
>> the  MySQL ODBC connector on Windows. In Access, you can link tables 
>> up to the MySQL db and let them edit data there.
>> Both of these pieces of software are available of MySQL's Developer 
>> site.
>> *shutters* I just promoted an MS product for getting things done...

Michael Richardson
Web Programmer, ePharmacotherapy Networks
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
State Univ. of New York at Buffalo
Cooke Hall Room 309
(716)645-2828 ext. 266

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