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I am looking for a software that will allow to create collections/lists of data.

Some features:

Each collection would allow me to define which table/DB columns that collection would have to hold data on.

For example a Book collection might have a

  • title
  • ISBN #
  • author
  • description
  • publish date
  • description

A collection of online user accounts might have the columns

  • name
  • website URL
  • login name
  • password
  • notes
  • description

Then when adding a new collection record it would only show the fields for that collection. Same with viewing the collection records.

Each collection would have these basic screens

  • create collection record
  • edit record
  • list view of collection records
  • detail view for viewing a collection record

I have considered building this software as a web based app but do not have the time now. Does anyone know if such an app exist for Windows or web based?

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    This is just the definition of a very simple database app. So Google for something like "simple web based database" – user416 Sep 2 '16 at 18:43
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Have you tried Simitless? It is a platform that enables you to create your own data collection easily and fast. And it answers all of your criteria:

  • You can create your collection and define the columns that your collection would have to hold. The way it works is that you get predifned spreadsheet-columns-like fields that you can select from to track/collect only the data you need.
  • Each of your collections would have the screens that you need:

    create record,

    edit record,

    list view of collection records,

    detail view,

  • You can import and export your data at any time.

  • You can collect and organize the data the way you want to as you make the app yourself (you can use templates, though, there are quite a few of them).
  • As it is web based, it is always accessible be it from a desktop or a mobile device.

Full disclosure: I am part of the startup that designed that platform. We launched recently and are still in beta.

If you want to see what it looks like, I have made two templates for the use cases that you described in your question, the Book Collection and the Online User Accounts template. Since these are just templates, you can modify them as you see fit. It might be just what you are looking for. If you need any help, I can definitely give you a hand. Just get in touch.

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FileMaker

The FileMaker tools allow you to define tables in which to store rows (records). Both desktop and server editions are available.

FileMaker is not fully relational, meaning it has only a rudimentary ability to link records between tables.

Very easy to get started with.

4D

The 4D family of tools are similar in basic ideas to FileMaker, but much more powerful, fully relational, and somewhat more complicated to get started with.

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