Select a browser bookmark: get data!
Pull data out of a database using your browser
Ever tried to share database data with someone?
A typical user just doesn't know how to access a database. It was this
exact situation that led to LiveSQL - the innovative way to share data
in BadBlue. The premise of LiveSQL is simple:
"What if a user could select a browser bookmark and get their data?"
With LiveSQL, you (as the wise and benificent user) can share an MDB
file, create a browser shortcut (URL) that fetches the data and simply
send the URL to a 'normal' user.
A typical user doesn't understand how to open an MDB file, run a query
or export the results into a usable file. Let's face it, the typical
user simply knows how to cut and paste a text file into Excel or Word -
and that's about it.
Using LiveSQL, the user can bookmark the URL or simply run it in their
browser by clicking on it. They'll instantly get the data in usable
form like comma-separated values or tab-delimited text.
All they need to do is clock on a link and... lo and behold, data will
appear in their browser in which ever format you've decided to
publish it. Users can simply cut and paste, or save the file to disk
and import it into the program of their choice.
Data format choices include comma-separated text (CSV), tab-delimited
text (always popular among Excel users) and the ubiquitous XML format.
The neat thing about a "bookmarked database" is that you can set it up
for a local user on their own machine or a remote user on a completely
separate machine from where the MDB is stored.
It's fast, it's powerful and it's probably the easiest solution for
users who have a tough time dealing with data!
Next step: See the LiveSQL help page and try it free.
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