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site update 02/24/01
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This is the page for the web based
lightweight MySQL database browser called Websqlbrowse.
Websqlbrowse is a pretty dirty hack that I wrote a couple years back. I'm
not particularly proud of the writing style for this product but it is pretty
decent as a lightweight database browser and was able to serve my task
management needs for years until I needed a multi-user system.
This product is released under a lame custom license. This is because
frankly the GPL scares me and didn't take the time to find an existing
license that worked. Plus, I was young and pompous enough for it to be fun
to make up another god damn license that probably isn't worth shit in a
court of law anyway. So if you have a particular use in mind and feel at all
impeded, just drop me a line.
As for this product's evolution, I'm sorry to say that at this time I am not
able to continue to develop Websqlbrowse. It hasn't received any
contributions in a long time, so the current version is pretty much as good
as it's going to get. The next logical step is a completely new version
based on a new, object oriented framework. This is in the works, and
hopefully I'll be able to put this up in the near future. However, for now
my time is more than completely taken by my job. I will still respond to as
many of the support questions I receive as possible, so feel free to
continue to email
Websqlbrowse is a web-based SQL database browser. It allows you to quickly
and easily view your database tables and add, update, or delete records
from within your web browser. Websqlbrowse provides
an excellent tool to administer your database whether you are
on-site or on the other side of the globe. Browse views are completely
customizable, and lookups to other tables are supported.
Websqlbrowse was given the highest rating of 5 out of 5 penguins by Linuxberg.
Web page updated.
Websqlbrowse v0.70 released with new dynamic features allowing the execution
of SQL scripts. Thanks to contributing developer E. Genov for conceiving
and developing these improvements. See the readme
for details and additional documentation provided by Genov.
Websqlbrowse v0.68 released with several new parameters to customize the
interface. See the readme for the
details. Thanks to Ross Linder for his contributions to this version.
Websqlbrowse v0.66 released with a change in the licensing policy.
Thanks to Ross for pointing out an error in
the original HSD Open Source License that caused it to stray from the Open Source definition.
The offending clause of the license has been removed. The new license
has been posted.
Websqlbrowse v0.65 released.
Websqlbrowse has been released under the
HSD Open Source License.
It essentially states that you are free to use and modify the software as
you wish. You are also free to redistribute modified copies so long as they include clear
indication that they are modified, including the date and author of the
modifications. The original copyright notices may not be removed.
I request that you notifiy
me of any modifications
Please read the license before downloading this
Note that this
software and documentation is being provided "as-is" with no warranty either explicit or
implied. Headrick Software Development is not responsible for any damages
incurred from the use of this product. Again, please read the license.
Websqlbrowse has been developed and tested under Linux, although it may be
configured to operate under most other flavors of Unix as well.
the MySQL database is supported,
although other database drivers are expected in the future.
If you are interested in developing additional database drivers for
Websqlbrowse, please email me at email@example.com.
As this product has been release with full source code, I also welcome
comments and revisions from our users regarding any and all aspects of this
A simple demonstration: using Websqlbrowse to view and update a Contacts
to bring up a browse view of the Contacts table in a new
window. This will allow you to get a feel for how Websqlbrowse works.
From the browse view, you may click on any record to get more details. When
viewing a particular record's details, an edit button is displayed to allow for record
Websqlbrowse allows you to customize browse views and also configure them to display
Any standard SQL query will work to limit results of a browse. Websqlbrowse
makes it easy to search by a text string, or by a special variable (such as
Also note that lookups may display different fields based on whether on
the browse or details screen.
For more information on how Websqlbrowse was configured for the above
demonstration, see the readme file.
Websqlbrowse HTML readme file
Note that Websqlbrowse does not perform any security functions.
I recommend that you properly configure your database to grant the proper
permissions unto the user you configure Websqlbrowse
to act as. I also recommend that you install Websqlbrowse on an
SSL-enabled web server configured to allow password authenticated users
only, or on standard http server that only accepts requests from a few
specific machines. Please email
if you have any security questions about Websqlbrowse.
Comments? Questions? Please email