DaDaBIK is a very popular and mature Open Source PHP application which allows you to easily create a highly customizable database front-end/application without coding. You can use it to create in a few minutes a very basic CRUD (create, read, update, delete) database front-end or to develop a more sophisticated database application. No programming skills are needed to use it; if however you are a PHP programmer with DaDaBIK you can save tens of hours of work. With DaDaBIK (differently from many competitors) you don`t produce a PHP script, which would become outdated when you modify the schema of your database, but instead you directly use its abstraction layer that can be easily updated every time you modify your database`s schema. DaDaBIK uses the ADOdb and the PDO database abstraction libraries in order to support as many DBMSs as possible, at the moment it has been tested on MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle and MS SQL Server. The strength of DaDaBIK lies in its ability to be customized. For example for each table field you can choose:
- if the field must be included or not in a search/insert/update form and results table
- its label
- its content format (e.g. numeric, alphabetic, e-mail, url...)
- the HTML input type (e.g. textbox, menu, date, rich text editor, password box...)
- the possible values, also driven from another table (foreign key support)
- and more...
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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)
Other versions : 4.6 4.5 4.3
In some cases you could get a "Specified key was too long; max key length is 1000 bytes" or similar error during installation. Fixed. Thanks to Alonzo for having reported it. Furthermore, in some cases (probably quite uncommon), where a table name or its unique field name or a unique field record value are longer than expected, the record locking feature could work not correctly. Now DaDaBIK produces an error if the lenght is not supported. Using the rich_editor field type led to incorrect search results because the HTML editor add fomatting tags by default to the search text. Now a normal textearea is used for search forms to avoid this behavior. Thanks to user Funbird for the report. Please note that, still, the formatting tags inserted in a field through the HTML editor are not filtered so if you search "hey good" and you have "hey good morning" in your DB, of course you won't find it. This has been added to the "unexpected behaviors" section of the documentation. The "refresh installation" operation lost settings about master/details views: table and linked items. Fixed. DaDaBIK had a typo in the German translation. Fixed. (Thanks Heinz for the report) A bug about the default date 1968-01-01 was listed in the "Known bugs" documentation section even if it was already solved. Fixed. Choosing Estonian as language led to a parse error message. Fixed. Other changes During installation, a warning message is now displayed about the risks of enabling the CSV export feature in a public site. A note in the documentation has also been added. Thanks to user dh for having reported it. A minor bug about record editing when an identifier field value is changed has been added to the known bugs section of the documentation.
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The doDownload.com constantly monitors the update of all programs, including information from the DaDaBIK 5.0 changelog file, however sometimes it can happen that data are not complete or are outdated.We assume that author continue's to develop 5.1 version with further advanced features, and soon you will be informed. Equally important 6.0 upgrades of the program we will continue to monitor. Full DaDaBIK description has been compared with the overall software database and our algorithm has found the following applications (are showed below).
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