Who Uses This Software?

Any organization that needs to make its data available to internal users on a Good Enough basis. All that is required is an Analyst or DBA, your third normal form data, and a few minutes of time.


Average Ratings

4 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $100.00/one-time
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • dbFront Works
  • dbfront.com/
  • Founded 2015
  • Canada

About This Software

dbFront is a no code, simple to administer and simple to use web application, that allows you to quickly (within minutes) build a web application for your existing database (SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle). dbFront will dynamically update itself as your database changes. Focusing on simplicity for the Administrator and for the User, dbFront is an excellent tool for the DBA or Analyst that wants to give users a quick way to edit corporate data, and the Network Admin who wants to keep it secure.


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Features Checklist

  • Backup
  • Creation / Development
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Search
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational Interface
  • Virtualization

Product Reviews

Where has this been all my life?!

May 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is one of the easiest to roll out software packages I've ever used. Extremely useful to capture data into an actual database. Before DbFront, my users liked to create hundreds of spreadsheets or customized Access databases. Now we can centralize everything on our SQL Server which is backed up, and standardized

Cons: Would be nice to be able to customize the user interface a bit more. One problem is that you can only have two level relationships. So you can select say Record A to show related Record Bs and then select a Record B and show related Record Cs. You can still access these other relationships, but you need to go to different drop-downs and areas. Everything has to be related to Record A to show up on the main page. In our use case that would be helpful.

Vendor Response

by dbFront Works on June 13, 2017

Thanks for the review Joe. If you could mock up in a high-level way, how you might see more levels of relationships interacting on the same screen then I can put that request on the road map. I understand your desire to cut down on excessive user navigation.

We Finally Found the Best Fit!

Dec 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and the support can't be beaten.

Overall: After chasing technology for years, trying several self-hosted and cloud solutions, we were fortunate to find dbFront. The others had limitations or issues like being bandwidth hogs, requiring tons of ongoing maintenance updates, only offering over-complicated interfaces or their subscription fees kept going up to rates that a non-profit can't justify.

Our goal was to make our data available to all Internet Users for searching, displaying, sorting and printing/exporting to CSV or PDF - - really what you would think would be a simple project. It turned out to be quite the daunting task. dbFront and their Team has changed all of this for us. We are finally able to utilize the data from our SQL database, displaying the records from within our website, using dbFront's web application and features.

Using dbFront, we use can display all of our records in any order, based on any filter, add action buttons for printing, format our report templates and more. We have an Administrative panel where we can edit or add records, an Administrative panel for our Public view, and our end product for Internet Users.

The interface is simple, yet very powerful. We're still learning the interface, but completely excited and relieved to find dbFront. You can choose to build a super simple Table/Form page, displaying your records in table format in the top panel, with the details for each record in the bottom Form, and a simple button to print details. You can also add multiple reports based on the criteria you set up in the back-end. You have the ability to modify both the Table and Form views. For example, you decide which fields (columns) to include in your Table, the order, and the field titles, along with the same type editing allowed for your detailed Form view. You can also add action buttons for printing and grouping.

The features for "Search" and "Column Sorting" are automatically built-in for your End-Users. An experienced Database Administrator could be up and run in a very short amount of time. Less experienced Users can accomplish the same, taking a bit longer to get their public view where they want it. Bottom line: The more we use dbFront, the more excited we get. I see this as being a top contender for those in need of displaying/formatting their data on public websites, or for those in need of offering a company-wide record editing application.

We are very happy to have found dbFront and look forward to years of utilizing this application.

Recommendations to other buyers: Included in overall review...

Excellent - It's what the database community has been looking for for years!

Nov 21, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's ability to allow you to use the power of a industry standard relational database solutions without having any programmng skills. Essentially, it makes Access and Spreadsheet solutions obsolete and imposes conformity and data integrity across your data.

Cons: Nothing.

Overall: Quite simply, this product lets you use the power of a database to maintain & report on your data without the need for any front end programming. Providing you use foreign key constraints to maintain your data relationships dbFront will do the rest for you. It provides you with effective control over user authentication & database access and auditing. You can determine which columns to display or hide, which to allow to be read only and which are required. You also have control over the sequence in which columns are shown on the screen. It handles lookup tables well with the ability to sequence the lookup drop down data in any sequence you like. If you want to add business logic into all of this you can always utilise back end database triggers and the dbFront provided Action Buttons. It allows you to easily define who can Read/Update/Delete rows on any table. I needed dbFront because although I am an experienced database designer/developer my user interface development skills are sadly way out of date. dbFront allows me to provide a standardised front end for my users to maintain and report on their data.
The support I have received from the dbFront team has been excellent.

Recommendations to other buyers: You do need relational database design skills. This product is also very suited to database developers who have good SQL programming skills. Using triggers and stored procedures you can also implement some quite complex business logic.

Vendor Response

by dbFront Works on November 21, 2016

Thank you for the glowing review Colin! As a former DBA, this is exactly why I built dbFront.

Great product!

Jun 29, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great product.. Needed assistant connecting to my domain and azure and support was awesome. Software is an excellent solution for a quick way to have a front end to your DB.