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IT:AD:Online Web Databases

Summary

The title is not very accurate – online databases can cover similar territory as online spreadsheets and documents.

    • Advantages:
      • Price: Has a free price offering.
    • Considerations:
      • Embedding:
        • Embedding the information directly into a webpage is via IFrame (not as seamless as …)
        • Cannot be pre-filtered (it's up to the end user.

        * Zoho

    • Advantages:
      • Can export directly to excel (bypassing CSV).
    • Considerations:
      • Cannot export to word.
    • Disadvantages:
      • Filtering: Does not appear to have a way to filter records prior to exporting.
      • Lossy: The export to Excel is polluted with html tags (not rich MS bold, etc.).
    • Advantages:
      • Powerful
    • Disadvantages:
      • Too arcane to get any traction.