sqledit(1) GUI to edit databases


sqledit [options][nick][URI][-ttable][-m][-uURL][-d][-D] [-ffield_list][-l]


sqledit is a GUI to edit database *data* (as opposed to database schemas). As sqledit is a GUI it's bettere explained in the html page, please visit http://sqlkit.argolinux.org/sqlkit/sqledit.html.

When opened with no options you are presented an entry to fill the database URI or a button to start a demo (if found on your system)


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files.
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-v, --version
Show version of program.
-l, --load
Directly load data in tables when opened.

-f, --field_list
only show the listed fields (comma separated list).

-n, --nick
read options from nick definition (read NICKs below)

-u, --nick
open the URL. Acceptable formats are any format acceptable by sqlalchemy:
engine://user:[email protected]/dbname
Acceptable engines depend on which drivers you have in your systems. Have a look at http://www.sqlalchemy.org/trac/wiki/DatabaseNotes

-o, --order_by
define the order by column

-m, --mask
Open the sqltable with a mask (form) view.

-T, --sqltable
Open the sqltable with a table view (default)


Sqledit allows you to write nicks in file .sqleditdb. A nick looks like the following:

URL = sqlite:////home/sandro/src/django/siti/cinemino/cinemino.db
URL = postgres://sandro:[email protected]:5432/banca
table = conti_banche
field_list = data tipo descrizione eu_in eu_out banca edit classe data_val
order_by = data 

If you define a nick you can call sqledit simply as:

sqledit film sqledit film -t director

At present you need to edit the nick by hand

The programs are documented fully in the web site http://sqlkit.argolinux.org/sqlkit/sqledit.html


Sqledit is just an application that shows the power of the python package sqlkit. Programming directly with python you can build much more interesting interfaces. The demo tour show what can be done in very few lines of code.


sqledit sqledit postgres://localhost/sia sqledit postgres://localhost/sia -m (opens a mask view)


You can read a tutorial on the main features of sqledit at http://sqlkit.argolinux.org/sqlkit/tutorial.html


python-sqledit was written by Alssandro Dentella

This manual page was written by Alessandro Dentella <[email protected]>