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DOS database software

by pmwilie2003 / June 23, 2008 11:34 AM PDT

I am looking for a free database/dos software similar to infopal6 (http://members.aol.com/hecnor/index.html). I want to use it for a law enforcement management system. If there is dos software that is free that is already setup for that purpose, please let me know. Infopal allows you to create your own "database" and fields but does not support a situation where I would have a main table called drivers then another table that relates multiple records (like tickets) back to the one driver. Example:
Driver 1
-ticket 1
-ticket 2
driver 2
-ticket 3
driver 3
-ticket 4
-ticket 5
-ticket 6

If there is a program out there that is free, please post it here.

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May I ask.
by Kees Bakker / June 23, 2008 5:20 PM PDT
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Why DOS = character based? Why not Windows or Linux or Mac = GUI?

Kees

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by pmwilie2003 / June 23, 2008 8:18 PM PDT
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I like the look of a dos style window.

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The only one I can think of
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 23, 2008 9:51 PM PDT
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is DataEase v 4.53, one of the original Database programs I believe.

It was quirky, (and I hated it, Happy ), for example you never used the Enter key to input data, instead you used the F2 key.

But DataEase now has a Windows version and I have had a quick look. It still looks the same as the DOS version but within a Windows style window. It is not free though, and not cheap either. Looks like $400-500.

http://www.dataease.com/products/home.html

I think DataEase put me off relational databases for good. I have never been able to learn Access since, Devil

Mark

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(NT) And waht do the future users of the system like?
by Kees Bakker / June 23, 2008 11:48 PM PDT
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I'm thinking MySQL
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2008 11:51 PM PDT
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A script can do that! Since SQL queries can be tossed into scripts and the output would be dang close to your spec I think we have a solution.
Bob

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Re: old DOS database
by Kees Bakker / June 23, 2008 11:57 PM PDT
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Not For Real Use
by pmwilie2003 / June 24, 2008 11:12 AM PDT
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Everyone please know that this will not be put into production. It is for a simulated environment only. Any other programs out there like this?

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Simulation? QuickBasic.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2008 11:32 AM PDT
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