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    I am trying to help a friend out. He needs to record addresses for a charity we work for, but since it is a charity we do not have allot of funds to get something like MS Office. We are looking for something along the lines of Excel/Access or whatever, where you can create a database of email addresses, names, telephone #ís, and postal address than sort and manipulate that info. As an added bonus, is there something out there that could not only do the database but also create address labels and mailing lists?

    I really appreciate any ideas or advice.
    "The chief foundations of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms; and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws." -Machiavelli

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    Re: Database program advice

    How 'bout Google Docs or Google Apps?
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    • #3
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      OpenOffice.org has Base. And it has a word processor too. I would assume they work together.
      It is open source and free.

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        excel will work as a quasi database until you get too many rows... Access would be a better idea but that will require a bit of setup.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by BHack View Post
          excel will work as a quasi database until you get too many rows... Access would be a better idea but that will require a bit of setup.
          You are banned for 2 weeks for suggesting MS Access.

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            Originally posted by Twisted_Firestarter View Post
            You are banned for 2 weeks for suggesting MS Access.
            Ya, I hovered over the "Report Post" button for a little while before letting it go. :D

            I think OO should cover it no problem.
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            • #7
              Re: Database program advice

              What you are looking for is a CRM application (Customer Relationship Management). I haven't used any free ones, or can't remember any, but a quick look on google turned up a few.
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              • #8
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                Are any of the above tidbits in a web based program? I liked the google ones, but I would love to encourperate it into a .PHP style page, preferably in the form of a module or a block. I amy be asking too much for a freaware/opensource.
                "The chief foundations of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms; and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws." -Machiavelli

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                • #9
                  Re: Database program advice

                  Originally posted by marstein View Post
                  OpenOffice.org has Base. And it has a word processor too. I would assume they work together.
                  It is open source and free.
                  This would be my recommendation as well. You could also consider StarOffice as well. Only $69.95 and made by Sun.

                  http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/get.jsp
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                  • #10
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                    my only advice.....hire someone else to do it.
                    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
                    -Vulcan

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                    • #11
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                      I appreciate all the advice!!! I will sort through it all this weekend and take some them for a spin to see what works.

                      Thanks Again!
                      "The chief foundations of all states, new as well as old or composite, are good laws and good arms; and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed, it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws." -Machiavelli

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                      • #12
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                        Just saw this contact manager which is built on top of the 37Signals software which I have used. Decent stuff. Don't expect any bells and whistles though.
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Trooper[SNPR] View Post
                          my only advice.....hire someone else to do it.

                          lol i second that motion

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                          • #14
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                            Look into the opensource of this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SugarCRM
                            aka Roland tHTG

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