I'm looking for a web frontend for end users of our database (server runs either MySQL or Postgre) for organization-internal contacts and order handling.

I've searched the web for free/opensource database web frontends but only found admin tools (phpMyAdmin, ...) and frameworks that only show the tables but you cannot create apps (dadabik, vfront, xataface).

I want to create apps like in Access forms but apparently there is no such tool out there... As a backup, I would use openoffice Base with JDBC connection or progam the frontend in PHP manually.

An advantage would be user authentication (preferably LDAP).

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

  • Will the end users customize/develop using the web frontend, or simply operate an app created by someone else? – Paul Feb 21 '11 at 21:14
  • They'll only operate the app, but the app should be developed quickly and easily using some kind of framework. – ngo-manu Mar 17 '11 at 17:26
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Without knowing more about your project, I would suggest a Model-View-Controller Framework. These typically have an object-relational-mapper (ORM) that makes it easy to design a front end for a database.

Some examples are:


Another CRUD builder is Crudin

With Crudin you can use to save hours and hours of programming when you have to build a custom CMS system, extranet or when you have to manage the content contained in a MySQL database

The Crudin not generates php files, it directly generates the interface. With a change in the database the system automatically fits, without any line of programmming.


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    I just tried this and I found the user interface was a mixture of English and non-English! – Robin Green Jul 1 '12 at 10:18

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