On Sat, August 18, 2007 11:17 am, Ken Schneider wrote:
On Sat, 2007-08-18 at 10:55 -0700, Kai Ponte wrote:
On Mon, May 28, 2007 5:22 pm, Aaron Kulkis
Nick Zentena wrote:
> Is there something small and simple? All I want is to set up a
> simple home
> database. Items,serial numbers maybe a couple more fields. Every
> time I go
> looking all I seem to find is stuff geared at running a Fortune
Open Office Calc?
OpenOffice has a light weight DB program similar to access.
Well, I was only half-kidding about OOo Calc.
Honestly it works as a smallish database with no relational fields
needed. Though I've created multi-terabyte databases with several
hundred million records and scores of tables, I find that Calc - or
Excel - works fine for the simple task of keeping track of items.
No, it isn't normalized and you can't add related tables, but it works
great, lets you sort, is portable and even allows for calculation and
If you do really want a database with forms and whatnot, you can use
OOo again, which includes the pretty cool HSQLDB engine.
I created and included on in this post (11kb) for you to review. Took
me about two minutes.