Creating web forms from a database schema

I'm wondering if there are any applications, preferably freeware, that can take a database configuration, and, with as little hassle as possible, create web forms for inserting data easily.

I'm finding it hard to express exactly what it is I'm after. Maybe I can talk a bit about what I need.

I have a configuration database that, at least usually, contains "the truth" about the servers in our system. It contains stuff like zone names, hostnames, different configuration items, etc, over multiple tables. Right now we're using simple INSERTs directly when adding new servers or other stuff, handling the keys and IDs ourselves. The crux is, they don't want us to develop a simple web form thingy to handle this, instead they want a tool that can generate the web form thingy. Did that make sense?

I'm not sure if anything like this exists or is reliable, but, I thought that if anyone knew, it's this community. Thanks!

Answers


"with as little hassle as possible"

have you checked things like PHP/MySQL Web Database Application Code Generator 10.02 ? or phpmyedit ?

seems to me that what everybody else proposed so far requires a fair amount of coding...

Also, have a look at phprunner. It is not free, but looking at the screenshots, it seems to fit your requirements.


As many have already stated, it depends on what technology you're working with:

  • .Net 3.5 - Dynamic Data or Subsonic's Scaffolding control
  • .Net 2.0 - Subsonic's Scaffolding control
  • PHP - CakePHP
  • Ruby - Rail's Scaffolding component

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