newbie dbase dataaccess
DOUGS at oceanic.com
Sat Apr 29 12:58:10 EDT 2000
You're starting on an ambitious project. I find what works for me is to
simplify all the elements of such a project until they are done trivially.
If I've successfully modularized things I can then improve each piece after
I've got a working prototype. For the data store the progression of
improvement might be a set of flat files, a db file using the 'shelve'
module, and then maybe start to learn Gadfly as a database backend.
Learning to use SQL in a new database package at the same time working out
program logic and learning Python would be enough to squelch my
speaking-from-current-experience'ly yr's -Doug-
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Georg Hammerbacher [mailto:don.limpio at gmx.net]
> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2000 4:17 AM
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: Re: newbie dbase dataaccess
> Hello Anders,
> thanks for your guess.
> The thing inside my head is to write an adressmanager
> - which is the *central* adressbook
> - who works under Windows and Linux
> - has an GUI Interface
> this are the features for the beginning.
> my dream is (under the GPL licence), to expand this piece of
> software and
> integrate the good Features of MS-Outlook and Lotus
> Organizer. (comments are
> I´ve found "gadfly" for databasing. Is it really so good as it seems??
> Anders M Eriksson <anders.eriksson at morateknikutveckling.se>
> schrieb in im
> Newsbeitrag: mtiigskn8uumhk94rklnr2fdealunasoot at 4ax.com...
> > On Thu, 27 Apr 2000 11:40:46 +0200, "Georg Hammerbacher"
> > <don.limpio at gmx.net> wrote:
> > >Hello everybody,
> > >
> > Hello Georg!
> > >I´m just new in programming Python and now I want to make
> my own personal
> > >adressmanager with a simple dBase-file.
> > >How can I get access to it or where can I find more info´s
> about using
> > >dbase-files within Python?
> > >
> > First: Why do you want to use dBASE as the database format?
> > I haven't found any good dBASE interface for Python. So if
> you want to
> > use the dBASE format you need to use ODBC and then you hopefully are
> > on a computer that runs unders Windows NT/98.
> > If you don't NEED to use dBASE then look at
> > http://www.python.org/topics/database/ here you will find
> alot of info
> > about how to use Python for accessing databases....
> > // Anders
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