I need to build a database...

Discussion in 'Programming' started by darnoldy, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. darnoldy

    darnoldy Curmudgeon

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    Okay, so this has nothing to do with forums—but you folks know stuff!

    I need to build a database, and a front-end form. A non-profit that I work with has information about the people they work with scattered across a bunch of Google sheets created by different people with different permissions--its a nightmare to maintain.

    A dozen years ago, I would have created this in Excel and written scripts to display and edit the data.

    Now, I think an HTML page with a form linked to a database on our server is a better solution.

    I can create the form (I know HTML, CSS and a bit of Javascript)-- but have no idea how to make the rest of it happen.

    Is there something off-the-shelf that I should be looking at? Is there a PHP(?) library that is should use? Where do I start?

    Thanks!

    --don
     
  2. fixer

    fixer Just Me

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    look at wordpress , most likly has a plugin that will do what you want
     
  3. Matthew S

    Matthew S Adherent

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    Load up wordpress or drupal and add civicrm as a module. Seriously good open source contact tracking application.
     
  4. darnoldy

    darnoldy Curmudgeon

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    Thanks, guys!

    I have wordpress, never thought to use it for this application.... Matthew SMatthew S civiccrm looks really interesting.

    --don
     
  5. fixer

    fixer Just Me

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    make sure you use wordfence ive recently had a life altering event due to wordpress vulnerabilities
     
  6. darnoldy

    darnoldy Curmudgeon

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    this particular site will be in a restricted-access directory anyway-- Its our internal staff site.
     
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Oooh, something shiny!

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  8. darnoldy

    darnoldy Curmudgeon

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    Matthew SMatthew S : If you have some expertise with civiCRM, I'd like to have a larger conversation with you about it.
     
  9. darnoldy

    darnoldy Curmudgeon

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  10. Matthew S

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    Sure. I won't say I'm an expert, but I've gotten my hands dirty in it for my engineering society at university. Ask here or in a PC. :)
     
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