Application Generators

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I would like to put together a very simple inventory program. When I
ship an item, and edit the quantity; I would like the quantity _on_hand
to auto-decrement, and the quantity_to_reorder to auto-increment.

Also, when the data is displayed in a table format, I would like to be
able to edit the quantity field as I
would in a spreadsheet, just edit that field, without having to change
to an edit-record screen.

It seems like I should be able to do this with an application
generator, but I'm not having any luck. Maybe I give up and code by
hand? It seems that application generators never do exactly what you
want, and even if they do, what about future development?

Still, I have an open mind. If anybody can suggest anything, I will
take a look.

Application generators that I have tried:

dbQwikSite: I found it difficult to get it to work, and very slow. I
had to uninstall Xampp, and install AppServ just to get it to work at
all. I don't know why, maybe Xampp's versions of php/mysql were too
new? I still can not get it to generate php code that I can use.

AppGini: works as advertised, easy to use, inexpensive, and fast. But,
frankly, it doesn't do much. As far as I could see, it doesn't even
offer the basic security of a login. It just displays data, and allows
you to add/delete records. I don't even think you can interactively
edit records. Not much reporting capability.

PHP-Runner: the best so far. Fast, easy, nice looking display, has
basic security, allows editing records.  Still does not seem to have
the basic functionallity I'm looking for.

Other app generators that I have looked at, but not tried:


Again, glad to read any opinions.

Re: Application Generators

Kimmo Laine wrote:
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Unless next_page.php generates PHP, the script with this include will
only get HTML.

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    if (isset($_GET['foo'])) {
      echo '<?php echo $_GET[\'foo\']; ?>';
    } else {
      echo '<?php echo \'Not available\'; ?>';

File not found: (R)esume, (R)etry, (R)erun, (R)eturn, (R)eboot

Re: Application Generators

walterbyrd wrote:
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Brain 1.0 does wonders.

Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.

Re: Application Generators

walterbyrd wrote:
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php / mysql?

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