Plant Database forum: what is the database built on?

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Jan 1, 2012 9:42 PM CST
Dave, what is the database built on? Access? Wonderfully automated? Just curious. I used to build databases and after retiring wanted to learn more about VB. I have tinkered with SQL, but VB seems to be the power tool. What a fun project you have.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 2, 2012 4:53 AM CST
Hi Mary. We are so blessed to have Dave doing all of this for us.
I am fascinated by all of you that understand the thought process to accomplish something so grand. Hurray!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 2, 2012 8:18 PM CST

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Hi Mary,

ATP is programming in the PHP programming language and runs on a Linux system. The storage engine is MySQL.

I never messed around with Access or VB because I never really had much interest in proprietary systems like Microsoft. Big Grin
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
Jan 2, 2012 8:41 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Microsoft Thumbs down Thumbs down

Linux... Thumbs up Thumbs up Green Grin!
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Jan 2, 2012 9:56 PM CST
Smiling The rules here at ATP prevent me from repeating my husband's opinion of Microsoft. And I have been listening to it for decades. I suppose I would be classified as a dilettante with enough knowledge to get me in trouble. But I was able to build a tool that Providence Health System: Alaska Region still uses after 14 years to perform month end close (I was the accounting/payroll manager) and assure all accounts were reconciled to date. It was pretty cludgy which doesn't speak well for those who followed me if they are still using it. But it was fun to build. Thanks for the reply
Mary
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jan 3, 2012 7:39 AM CST

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Sounds like a successful project, Mary, if it worked! Thumbs up
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Jan 3, 2012 10:14 AM CST
pardalinum said: Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Microsoft Thumbs down Thumbs down

Linux... Thumbs up Thumbs up Green Grin!


I agree I agree I agree
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 5, 2012 6:25 PM CST
valleylynn said:I am fascinated by all of you that understand the thought process to accomplish something so grand. Hurray!


I agree All the technical stuff is so foreign and confusing to me ... but I sure am glad we have this WhitingerLinuxMySQL System. Green Grin!

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 5, 2012 6:44 PM CST
I agree Lovey dubby
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 5, 2012 8:57 PM CST
Me too I agree
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