Jaroslaw Staniek <stan...@kde.org> wrote: > > > > My fundamental requirement is soemthing like Access' table view that > > allows very simple creation and updating of a table. I've yet to find > > anything. > > Yes, sometimes I am looking into ways to make Kexi even simpler to > use, so if user wants it - it can be in the middle between a > spreadsheet and a db creation app. Ad-hoc creating table designs > (while entering the data) is one of the things, quite hard to > implement though. Interesting, after the idea came MSA (maybe 2003?) > added similar feature. > > But before it's reality we probably need to get reliable alter-table > feature to work. > My main reason for not persevering with Kexi (I did try it a while ago) is that it is effectively proprietary in the way it uses databases. You really can't share data between Kexi and other applications. I have, for example, a lot of sqlite3 databases created by a DokuWiki plugin. I'd love to be able to access and use them with Kexi, but I can't. I could import them into Kexi but then the Dokuwiki plugin could no longer access them.
Simply by making kexi databases have the unique .kexi suffix I believe you are putting a lot of people off. If one could at least *read* a Kexi database directly it would help. > > What exact features of simple table creation do you mean? > I want to be able to edit a table in place on a tabular form. Table creation I am quite happy to do by other means, I just want simple, straightforward data entry the way that Access does it by default. Having created the table one is presented with a 'spreadsheet' form where existing data is displayed (scrolling if required) and I can edit existing entries directly and add new rows. By default Access shows a 'new entry' blank line at the bottom of the table. Editing entries needs to be very straightforward, just click on a field and enter/delete text. No pop-up forms, double-clicks or anything. -- Chris Green · _______________________________________________ Kexi mailing list Kexi@kde.org https://mail.kde.org/mailman/listinfo/kexi