From: kitten at domain psophos.com
Date: Tue 16 May 2000 - 05:53:44 IST
>> ps hm, to add something on-topic: does anyone know of a perl/dbi/cgi
>> screen builder application for linux? something that could be used to
>> build data entry forms for a database?
>As usual, I have to refer to PHP, because I've never seen anything like this in
>Perl. The methodology may help though - see http://phpwizard.net/phpMyAdmin/.
>It's a fairly hefty script used to administer MySQL - and Postgres I think -
>databases, but it creates the data entry forms on the fly from the table defs.
Good application. Can pretty much do anything to a MySQL db that
you'd ever need.
>Actually, now I come to think of it, there might be something in Perl - a MySQL
>module was added to the stock Webmin install in the last few months. I can't
>remember if it goes down as far as data entry, but it's worth a try. It's
>available as an RPM - check http://www.webmin.com/webmin/. I think.
Most recent version (0.79) does data entry using SQL comands
that you type yourself. Not the best.
It does, however, show the structure of the database & allow you
to modify it.
It's all done in perl, but not sure if this is done using dbi
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