You can get a complicated as you want.  I am running postgres and php for
our Quality assurance department that has a web based front-end portal with
the postgres and mysql backend.  I use the postgres database for the
sensitive database (testing, cvs, test-cases, etc.)  while I use mysql for
the front-end portal and text information (documents).  I run intense data
calculations and statistics with postgres and have php create charts and
graphs.  I have also started writing gui apps with php-gtk for direct
database access.  This has worked out great.

Ray Hunter
Firmware Engineer


-----Original Message-----
From: Pagin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 3:21 AM
Subject: [PHP-DB] PHP and big production database apps ?

Hi all,

I am absolutly new to PHP and PostgreSQL. So far I developed production
database apps for managing production in production comapny(using Clipper
and DBF files). Now my boss has got idea to try using PHP and PostgreSQL to
create another production apps. These apps should run localy in company,
collect all infos from production (time, quantity, persons, machines,
production steps, parts, material and so on). Later these infos lets us
build statistics, production plans, control people, calculate prices.

And my general question is: can I develop complicated database apps for
production company using PHP and PostgreSQL? How complicated screens can I
build.? What about designing complex printings? Are there any additionall
PHP libraries for building menus, screen controls (buttons, radiobuttons,
checkboxes, dropdownlists, window tabs and so on), designing printing
reports, handling bar codes and handy scanners, creating charts on screen,
any other? what PHP language or PostgreSQL limitation can I face?

Apps I developed so far has got about 25.000 code lines and uses about 100
releted tables

Thanks a lot for your replays.


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