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From Kenneth Tyler <...@8thfold.com>
Subject Re: schema-driven data entry UI
Date Thu, 16 Dec 2010 02:44:21 GMT
Alexander,
I have been working on something like this. In my case I am building
documents inside of the couchdb that are templates. These templates are then
used by a javascript library to erect a UI for data entry.

I have written a little about it at http://crumbsinthecouch.com/ although i
am behind in documenting what I'm doing.

If you're interested i be glad to send you more information

ken tyler

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 2:06 PM, Alexander Bolotnov <abolotnov@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Is there a tool (I suspect something like this exists for SQL databases)
> that will allow me to define a schema and build a data-entry UI that users
> will fill out to push data to couchDB? Or nothing has yet been created in
> this field and I have to write something by myself. Perhaps, something like
> this may exist for python or ruby but I couldn't find anything.
>
> Ideally, this would look like this:
>
>   1. I define a data schema (XML or anything, that's not important how)
>   something like:
>
> Name, Short description, Color, Image (attachment).
>
> It does not have to support data types, length, image size or any other
> validations.
>
>   1.
>
>   There is UI that will display fields of each of the data fields that
>   users can fill out and click a button.
>   2.
>
>   A document is created in couchDB.
>
> Futon does not seem to suit here since it's data entry process is schema
> free, besides, I haven't figured how to attach files in it and I don't want
> to users to learn all the woodoo.
>
> Many thanks for all your ideas on this.
> Alexander Bolotnov
> www.gorizont-zavalen.ru
>

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