That was my thought for a solution, do the data entry in QGIS and use that
as the primary got to for entry and data retrieval using data entry forms
and widgets. Issue has been the m:n relationships. I downloaded postgreSQL
portable to try and since upgrading to 2.16.3 I have not tried my SQLite
forms to see if they work better as of yet; hoping to get to it this
weekend but I got quite a bit of work to do before I can get back to it.
Likely going to have to go with PostgreSQL; it is the only one that works
well with both platforms.
Tyler

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 2:27 PM, Alex M <tech_...@wildintellect.com> wrote:

> I looked for this unicorn many moons ago. It sadly doesn't exist. I have
> not found any interface quite like Access (which I have successfully
> used via ODBC to sqlite). Libre Base comes close but there's been many
> years of them saying they'd implement sqlite as a 1st class db and no
> movement, they always prefer Java based solutions it seems.
>
> The conclusion I reached is that you need either a web or local
> interface to your db. For data entry I looked into writing a custom
> Python application with the widgets I wanted for data entry, a node type
> app could work also (share code between a web interface and desktop
> interface). One option would be to make custom forms, or a plugin for
> QGIS and do all your data entry there.
>
> For writing queries there's lots of GUI tools, I usually use Spatialite
> GUI, QGIS QSpatialite Plugin, or Firefox SQLite Manager (non-spatial
> queries only). But both of these would be terrible for mass data entry.
>
> You could also, do a spreadsheet->csv->db script
>
> Thanks,
> Alex
>
> On 09/28/2016 11:06 AM, Tyler Veinot wrote:
> > Luigi;
> > Thanks, I will give it a try. Also tried using using MS Access to connect
> > to the SQLite database following steps I found online using an ODBC
> > connection. Got no useable sqlite3.dll found. It doesn't tell me where it
> > is looking or anything; the ODBC driver install did put an sqlite3.dll in
> > the system32 folder so I am not sure what the issue is, if the file is
> not
> > what access is looking for or if it is looking in the wrong spot for it;
> > Libre seems to be able to find it no problem.
> > Tyler
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 1:22 PM, Luigi Pirelli <lui...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Tyler may you try with latest backported bugfixes on sqlite ogr
> >> provider? Probably related with your problem ("unable to commit
> >> changes to the database"). Check if it is similar following these
> >> steps: https://hub.qgis.org/issues/15351
> >>
> >> regards
> >> Luigi Pirelli
> >>
> >> ************************************************************
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> >> * GitHub: https://github.com/luipir
> >> * Mastering QGIS:
> >> https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/mastering-qgis
> >> ************************************************************
> >> **************************************
> >>
> >>
> >> On 28 September 2016 at 17:54, Tyler Veinot <tylerkvei...@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>> I would prefer to go with postgre but I think that is going to have to
> >> be a
> >>> future project; right now we use a file geodatabase because it can be
> >> copied
> >>> and distributed. Some of our PC's are disconnected from a network
> and/or
> >>> have very limited network access. To my knowledge I cannot just copy a
> >>> Postgres, MySQL, Maria, or other like databases to a PC or tablet and
> run
> >>> them. I have run Postgre as a local service doing some testing and
> >> playing
> >>> but I have no place to put it for everyone to access, thats why I am
> >> looking
> >>> for a SQLite/File geodatabase type solution.
> >>> SQLite's only issue is that the qgsEditRelationWidget and
> >> qgsRelationWidget
> >>> don't seem to respond well to it. I have tried a number of different
> >> ways to
> >>> make those features work and it always ends in either a crash with
> >> minidump
> >>> or "unable to commit changes to the database". LibreBase does not
> >>> acknowledge SQLite's capabilities as a database; tried it with both
> JDBC
> >> and
> >>> ODBC drivers. I can build but cannot edit tables, will not support
> >> relations
> >>> or SQL Queries containing inner, outer, or full joins.
> >>> What about a GUI for SQLite? Something like Access for SQLite
> databases?
> >> If
> >>> there was such a thing I could move the data entry to that; looks like
> I
> >>> have some googling to do.
> >>> Tyler
> >>>
> >>> On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:01 PM, John Harrop <jchar...@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> You could run it as a local server and it is available on all major
> >>>> platforms.  If you need a server with wider access you could look at
> AWS
> >>>> (even the free tier will give you some RDB service).  The Postgresql
> >>>> supported there has the PostGIS extension ready to load so for us it
> >> was a
> >>>> logical choice for hosting spatial data.
> >>>>
> >>>> John Harrop
> >>>> jchar...@gmail.com
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> On Sep 27, 2016, at 8:09 AM, Tyler Veinot <tylerkvei...@gmail.com>
> >>>>> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Hello;
> >>>>> I need some database options; I tried PostgreSQL, HSQL,
> >>>>> SQLite/Spatialitem, Access (mdb/accdb) and what I get is either it
> >> works
> >>>>> well with QGIS and doesn't work well at all with LibreBase or vice
> >> versa,
> >>>>> with the exception of PostgeSQL which works well with both but I
> >> don't have
> >>>>> a server to run it on. Are there any other databases that you can
> >> suggest?
> >>>>> With no server at the moment I would like something that exists in a
> >> file in
> >>>>> the same way; SQLite, Access, or file geodatabases do, but also
> >> compatible
> >>>>> with QGIS and LibreBase.
> >>>>> Thanks;
> >>>>> Tyler
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