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With Glom you can design table definitions and the relationships between them, plus arrange the fields on the screen. You can edit and search the data in those tables, and specify field values in terms of other fields. It's as easy as it should be.
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===What you need, without the nonsense.===
  
The design is loosely based on [http://www.filemaker.com/ FileMaker Pro], with the added advantage of separation between interface and data. Its simple framework should be enough to implement most database applications. Without Glom these systems normally consist of lots of repetitive, unmaintainable code.
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[[Image:Small_glom_data_details.png|framed|Screenshot. [[Screenshots|More Screenshots]]... <BR>(This screenshot uses a CC-licensed photo by Marieke IJsendoorn-Kuijpers)]]
  
Glom-specific data such as the relationship definitions is saved in the Glom document. Glom re-connects to the database server when it loads a previous Glom document. The document is in XML format.
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With Glom you can design database systems - the database and the user interface.
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* Glom has high-level features such as relationships, lookups, related fields, related records, calculated fields, drop-down choices, searching, reports, users and groups.
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* Glom keeps things simple. It has Numeric, Text, Date, Time, Boolean, and Image field types.
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* Glom systems require almost no programming, but you may use Python for calculated fields or buttons.
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* Each Glom system can be translated for multiple languages and countries.
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Here are some [[Screenshots|screenshots]] with explanations, and [[News|news]] about recent changes.
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There is some (unfinished) [http://library.gnome.org/users/glom/unstable/ Glom user documentation], which is also available when running Glom.
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'''Concept'''
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The design is loosely based on [http://www.filemaker.com/ FileMaker Pro], but with a separate database server. Its simple framework should be enough to implement most database applications. Without Glom these systems normally consist of lots of repetitive, unmaintainable code.
  
 
Glom uses the [http://www.postgres.org/ PostgreSQL] database backend but it can not edit databases that it did not create, because it uses only a simple subset of Postgres functionality.
 
Glom uses the [http://www.postgres.org/ PostgreSQL] database backend but it can not edit databases that it did not create, because it uses only a simple subset of Postgres functionality.
  
Here are some [Screenshots|screenshots] with explanations, and [[News|news]] about recent changes.
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'''Open Source'''
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Glom is open source software, released under the [[GPL License]].
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[[Development]] is ongoing: See the [[Development/Plans|Development Plans]].
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=== Make it happen ===
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Please support Glom development by donating, for instance via Flattr or Paypal.
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[http://flattr.com/thing/336330/Glom http://api.flattr.com/button/flattr-badge-large.png]
  
[[Development]] is at an early stage, so it's not a complete database solution yet. The following future functionality should complete it:
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http://www.glom.org/screenshots/small_glom_data_details.png
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Many thanks to our existing [[Supporters|supporters]].

Latest revision as of 04:48, 5 July 2011

What you need, without the nonsense.

Screenshot. More Screenshots...
(This screenshot uses a CC-licensed photo by Marieke IJsendoorn-Kuijpers)

With Glom you can design database systems - the database and the user interface.

  • Glom has high-level features such as relationships, lookups, related fields, related records, calculated fields, drop-down choices, searching, reports, users and groups.
  • Glom keeps things simple. It has Numeric, Text, Date, Time, Boolean, and Image field types.
  • Glom systems require almost no programming, but you may use Python for calculated fields or buttons.
  • Each Glom system can be translated for multiple languages and countries.

Here are some screenshots with explanations, and news about recent changes.

There is some (unfinished) Glom user documentation, which is also available when running Glom.

Concept

The design is loosely based on FileMaker Pro, but with a separate database server. Its simple framework should be enough to implement most database applications. Without Glom these systems normally consist of lots of repetitive, unmaintainable code.

Glom uses the PostgreSQL database backend but it can not edit databases that it did not create, because it uses only a simple subset of Postgres functionality.

Open Source

Glom is open source software, released under the GPL License.

Development is ongoing: See the Development Plans.

Make it happen

Please support Glom development by donating, for instance via Flattr or Paypal.

flattr-badge-large.png

x-click-but04.gif.

Many thanks to our existing supporters.