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TablePro CSV database

#1 Post by AlephX » Fri May 12, 2006 12:21 am

Hi!
I´ve found this program which COULD be portable:

TablePro 3.26 (site: http://zgspro.com/)

Topic: Database (CSV file based)

Problems:
1) The author(s) declare that it is "portable", even if not explicitly.
2) This application should be freeware for personal use (mentioned in Xtort.net), but I have not found a clare statement about that.

from the author´s site
TablePro is a simple and convenient database;(...) you can (...) perform fast, powerful searches, customize the interface with unlimited records, and export data in various useful formats. (...) A single instance of the TablePro program can then instantly call up any desired database.
TablePro (...) does not change the Windows Register or anything else outside its own directory (...). It has a small footprint and makes few demands on computer resources.

from the site forum:
Formulas. The program supports formula calculations. Virtual columns show values which are calculated by formulas based on other columns values. For example: If there are "Price" and "Count" columns in a table, it is possible to add "Total" column, which will just show the price multiplied on count.

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#2 Post by AlephX » Fri May 12, 2006 12:27 am

Sorry: I forgot something which can be useful: this program can protect its files with password.

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#3 Post by AlephX » Fri May 19, 2006 9:31 am

If someone can evaluate it, i runned Regshot and this is the result:

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egshot 1.7
Comments:

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Keys added:4
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HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\CSV

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Values added:8
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HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\CSV\a: "C:\temp\tablepro\Example2 - Date-Value list.CSV"
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\CSV\MRUList: "ba"
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\CSV\b: "C:\temp\tablepro\Example1 - Friends.CSV"
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*\a: "C:\temp\tablepro\Example2 - Date-Value list.CSV"
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*\MRUList: "ba"
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSaveMRU\*\b: "C:\temp\tablepro\Example1 - Friends.CSV"
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU\a: 54 00 61 00 62 00 6C 00 65 00 50 00 72 00 6F 00 2E 00 65 00 78 00 65 00 00 00 43 00 3A 00 5C 00 74 00 65 00 6D 00 70 00 5C 00 74 00 61 00 62 00 6C 00 65 00 70 00 72 00 6F 00 00 00
HKU\S-1-5-21-407404009-2007238923-643028249-1007\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU\MRUList: "a"

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Values modified:1
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HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG\Seed: 2C F2 1F C4 46 FE 9C E2 C3 58 7E 36 AF 68 02 64 CF 2F 53 CA 29 D9 30 42 F5 82 5B 71 94 4F 3C 4E 30 55 BC B1 3D 95 9B 42 E3 BD A6 FA E1 C5 63 F5 E9 6A 18 EC 65 2E 7B 3F 47 73 2B 3F 3D FD 35 3F 10 80 7A 35 9B A7 22 4B 0D 8A 5D 97 5B C5 D7 FC
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG\Seed: 80 0F CE 49 8D 19 A6 E9 40 7A 57 50 55 51 84 A7 5B CD FE 92 F1 C8 FF BD 2A BE 69 72 00 6E E0 48 C3 42 5C B9 3F 5A 10 77 7B 20 CE 47 6A D5 06 96 2B BF 23 89 DA 10 03 C5 2E 4C DC 98 79 48 8F 3C E1 54 89 86 3F E1 45 B2 74 FF DB 43 51 C5 B5 60

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Total changes:13
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I presume that it is portable, but...

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#4 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu May 25, 2006 10:18 pm

I believe this is payware?

From the website:
Register TablePro now!
The full price of the program is USD $39.99!
Order TablePro including free lifetime upgrades!
One activation key can be used on several computers for one user!

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#5 Post by AlephX » Fri May 26, 2006 2:26 am

I believe this is payware?
You are right, Andrew!!!

I guess that it´s better to move this post to the payware discussion section!

The site is very ambigous about the license and even the package doesn´t help to understand. Everyone can download it, but they don´t ask to register or to pay before. Ther is no "unlimited trial" proposal.

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Comparing TablePro to similar txt csv database-apps

#6 Post by teobromina » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:43 pm

From the point of view of performance TablePro is easy to understand.

Compared to CSVEd http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/t2t/text2table.htm
TablePro has the advantage of the table encryption, that CSVEd lacks, and its search machine that is more efficient.

On the contrary CSVEd has more possibilities to edit entire columns and to make changes into the database file. CSVEd can run from a CDRom or from a USB pendrive and manage files in other drives, that TablePro need to be in its same folder (TablePro could not run from CDRom, because needs to write in its drive).

TablePro is thus portable and better for people that does not care too much on the database file itself. CSVEd is better for those having interest in a total managing of the database files.

My recommendation is to use both together to have your txt csv databases at your full control.

By the way, does anyone know some other txt csv database apps? :roll:

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Re: Comparing TablePro to similar txt csv database-apps

#7 Post by AlephX » Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:43 am

teobromina wrote:From the point of view of performance TablePro is easy to understand.

Compared to CSVEd http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/t2t/text2table.htm
TablePro has the advantage of the table encryption, that CSVEd lacks, and its search machine that is more efficient.

On the contrary CSVEd has more possibilities to edit entire columns and to make changes into the database file. CSVEd can run from a CDRom or from a USB pendrive and manage files in other drives, that TablePro need to be in its same folder (TablePro could not run from CDRom, because needs to write in its drive).

TablePro is thus portable and better for people that does not care too much on the database file itself. CSVEd is better for those having interest in a total managing of the database files.

My recommendation is to use both together to have your txt csv databases at your full control.

By the way, does anyone know some other txt csv database apps? :roll:

*JT.
Hi, This comparison is interesting. Even if I use CSVED in order to convert/adapt text and csv files, I agree that it is possible to use CSVED to manage csv bases. You can also easily export them to html or excel directly inside the program.
The advantage of Table Pro, recently updated, is to be built to work on datasheets...and it does its job good. It´a a pity that it is payware!

Concerning your question, at the moment I don´t have anything in mind... but I will make an effort :)

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#8 Post by AlephX » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:10 am

Well,
I found this: HabFIles

http://www.hotkey.net.au/~hambar/habit/ ... bfiles.zip

it is portable (unzip the inside file _files.zip to your folder) and it is not as good as the others, but maybe it´s quite easy to use and with a certain number of options (I liked the case converter).
Previously known as HAButil
Windows 95, 98, XP
Text-file conversion utility for use with data files formatted as text.
Reformats text files to match the input format required by particular applications
space: 460 Kb ca

then this one: ListSquared
http://www.bitride.com/freeware/listsquared/info.php

It´s not so nice and quite limited. Anyway it´s tiny: 90 Kb
List² (ListSquared) is a small program for creating lists or tables.

Features include:
- the ability to rename, insert, and delete columns
- insert and delete rows
- find and replace
- clipboard cut,copy,paste to and from cells
- export to html
- import or export tab-delimited text
- printing with print preview
Portabase

http://portabase.sourceforge.net/

I don´t like it very much, but I had no time to test it better.
TO make it (maybe portable), download the installer and uniextract. Then in the {app} folder you have to add the dll files which are in the {sys} folder
PortaBase is a small database program for creating, browsing, and editing custom tables of data. Originally developed for the Sharp Zaurus PDAs, it can now also be run as a Linux/UNIX and Windows PC application. Typical uses are media inventories, reference charts, shopping lists, TODO lists, password management, photo albums, etc. Notable features include:

String, Integer, Decimal, Boolean, Note (multi-line text), Date, Time, Calculation, Sequence, Image, and Enum column types
Add, edit, and delete rows of data
Custom data views (subsets of the columns in any order)
Filter the displayed rows using sets of conditions
Sort the rows by any combination of columns, each in ascending or descending order
Page navigation buttons, with custom number of rows per page
Add, delete, rearrange, and rename columns at any time
Specify default values for columns
View summary statistics for columns (total, average, min, max, etc.)
Import data from CSV, XML, and MobileDB files
Export data to CSV and XML files
Command-line format conversions (to and from XML, to and from CSV, from MobileDB)
Data file encryption
Unicode support
Pick any available font to use throughout the application
User-specified alternating row background colors
Simple calculator widget for entering numeric data
Configurable menubar and toolbar
PortaBase is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
and this

List - a simple database
http://www.lowtek.ca/list/files/listpc.zip
to uniextract... practically one executable

usage (for palm os I believe...) see
http://www.lowtek.ca/list/?page_id=15

Others

and... adnd... take a look here
http://www.jansfreeware.com/
specially http://jansfreeware.com/easycalc.zip and http://jansfreeware.com/commaworks.zip

other untested ones:
http://www.arachnoid.com/DataProspector/index.html
http://www.arachnoid.com/dbedit/index.html
http://www.brothersoft.com/information_ ... 20386.html

I hope you can find something interesting, but at the moment my favorite one is the dutch CSVed :D

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#9 Post by teobromina » Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:51 pm

Thanks AlephX. Very good job.

After testing the alternatives, I still preffer a combination of CSVEd and TablePro.

Amongh all others, the small listsquared

http://www.bitride.com/freeware/listsquared/info.php

is nice, very small and simple...

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#10 Post by AlephX » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:54 pm

Thanks for the thanks :) teobromina!

I think the same than you about the programs!

By the way: now there is an update for List² (ListSquared) 1.4
v1.4 - January, 2007

Option to associate ListSquared with its .lst files
Improved printing
Right-click options:
- "Open Link" if text starts with 'http'
- "Run Command" if text contains '.exe'
- "Open File" if text starts with '\\' or contains ':\'

CSV import (possibly limited to simple case)
I often ask myself: "What have I to ask myself?"...

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#11 Post by AlephX » Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:17 am

ah! another update:
http://zgspro.com/

Table Pro 3.28
I often ask myself: "What have I to ask myself?"...

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TablePro

#12 Post by jwaghorn » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:59 am

Hi,

The last freeware version of TablePro was 3.19b and is available here:-

http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page33.html

Regards,

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Re: TablePro

#13 Post by teobromina » Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:45 am

jwaghorn wrote:Hi,

The last freeware version of TablePro was 3.19b and is available here:-

http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page33.html

Regards,
Very interesting page to find last freeware versions of useful programs!

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Re: TablePro CSV database

#14 Post by I am Baas » Thu May 06, 2010 11:28 pm

List² (ListSquared) v1.5 - May, 2010
Usage of arrow keys to navigate between cells while editing
Changed registry key from List² to ListSquared due to foreign Windows versions
CSV export with options whether the first line is a header or not
Command-line support for CSV files
http://www.bitride.com/freeware/listsquared/info.php
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List² (ListSquared)

#15 Post by I am Baas » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:30 am

List² (ListSquared) is @ V1.61
v1.6.1 - November, 2010
•Fixed glitch with two clicks on a row causing erroneous edit box to show
•Auto-fill of filename in export file dialog
•Fixed bug with UNIX-style CSV import
•Ability to copy just the selected field text

v1.6 - October, 2010
•Added the ability to drag and drop the column order
•Fixed issue with deleting and inserting before the first column
•Improved column sorting with mixed case text
•Changed usage of the arrow keys while editing text such that it
doesn't move cells unless you hold the control key
•In the HTML export, text beginning with 'http' is turned into links
•Fixes to TSV and CSV import/export
•File size is back down to ~100KB
http://www.bitride.com/freeware/listsquared/info.php
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