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RE: [xsl] XML database ideas?

Subject: RE: [xsl] XML database ideas?
From: Michele R Combs <mrrothen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:03:02 +0000

Filemaker Pro might be a good choice.  Very easy to set up, not too expensive.
Exports Excel or you can export XML directly which you can then transform as
desired, either separately or as part of the export.  Important design note:
FM Pro has something called repeating fields; only the first value in a
repeating field exports, so don't use them for fields you will want to export.
Wish I'd known that when I set up my database :P


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Giffin [mailto:m1879@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2013 4:57 PM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] XML database ideas?

I have XSLT that uses MS Excel XML files stored on the filesystem as lookup
tables. The XSLT produces config files and reports. The data in the Excel
files is entered manually. The Excel files are getting large and unwieldy. I'm
thinking that a database of some kind would be a good replacement for them,
but I have no idea what to use. I'd prefer something open source but it's not
a hard requirement. I'd like to keep my current XSLT as much as possible and
use it to access the database.
The database needs a user-friendly user interface of some kind (maybe web
based?) to manually enter the data.

I've thought of using exist, mysql, maybe redis, but I need more data.
Any suggestions?


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