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Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2012 2:16 AM


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Morning all,
I was wondering what front ends people are using?
I'm aware that I can use MS Access but would prefer to use a web based front end, does this mean that I need to brush up on my Java ?
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All our user front ends are done in ASP.NET 4, but as long as you can code a connection string to SQL in the application, then you can pretty much use whatever coding language you want.





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We have a mixture here of .NET 2 / 3.5 and 4, as well as MS Access. All works fine.

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Do you mean a front-end to manage the SQL Server itself or an application front-end that uses SQL Server as the database?

If the latter, we use mostly .net 4.0 using vb.net and c#. The former would be SSMS exclusively.

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There are several other products out there some use instead of SSMS. TOAD for SQL Server is one, and I know there are a few others even if I don't remember the names of the products.



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Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2012 1:17 PM
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At this current position we use SSMS mostly, though some of the developers use SQuirreL for query design etc.. The application itself is written in java using hibernate.
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Do you mean a front-end to manage the SQL Server itself or an application front-end that uses SQL Server as the database?

If the latter, we use mostly .net 4.0 using vb.net and c#. The former would be SSMS exclusively.

Mark


Cheers Mark, I use SSMS to manage SQL directly, I was thinking more along the lines of an easy to use (preferably muppet proof ) front end app for Jo Schmo to use to input data.



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Check out Microsoft Lightswitch. It's great for creating a basic CRUD front end application (web or fat-client).

Just point it to a database and off it goes - I created a front end to a system in about 5 minutes. It understands constraints and data types even to the point of placing pop up calenders where it encounters a date field.

[url]http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/lightswitch</url]


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