Data Base programme

  gel 15:05 10 Jan 2011

Is any one aware of a free simple data base programme similar to the one in MSworks

Thank you


  Terry Brown 15:11 10 Jan 2011

Here is a link for you to try out some Free Databases.
click here

  gel 15:46 10 Jan 2011

Thank you Terry Brown

I will work through the list and I am sure I will find something to suite

Thank you


  robin_x 19:44 10 Jan 2011

I had at your post earlier and then decided not to put my tuppence in.

But I will now.

This is what I found click here

Although I once wrote an Access DB, SQL type stuff was way beyond me. The VB was OK, by trial and error. Dunno what your level of expertise is.

Now...I just happened to see my OpenOffice splash page and I see there is a Database there too.

click here Maybe it is similar to MS Works?

Also check this general site's Categories (Office, Programming, Lookup etc)
But they don't have much re databases (just cardfile)

click here

  gel 09:43 11 Jan 2011

Hi and thank you for your interest

My level of interest is on a par with the Data base prog from MS works and I have used it for last 9 years for phone numbers and such like .

But now I have ventured into the world of Windows7 and it does not like MS works data base although it accepts MS spread sheet and 'word'

So at present I am playing with the 'table' item in 'word'

Thank you again for your contributions

Best wishes


  robin_x 11:38 11 Jan 2011

I have MS Works 9.0 (2007) which came included with my 1 yr old Compaq laptop (W7 Home)

It seems to run OK.

If you have problems with yours you could try running it in XP Compatibility mode.

Right Click C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Works\wksdb.exe or wherever the program is located for you.

Select Properties/Compatibility tab
Check the box for Run this program in compatibility mode for...Select XP.

See if that helps.

  gel 16:40 11 Jan 2011

Thanks robinofloxley

That is most helpful

I am very grateful


  johnoo 19:10 11 Jan 2011

Hi Gel, I use the Open Office Data Base for Address Book, CD Index, DVD Index etc and find it very easy to handle and quite good on sorting information.

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