[PyKDE] Small database application - best way?

Flavio Codeco Coelho fccoelho at fiocruz.br
Mon Nov 20 18:30:04 GMT 2006

Take a look at Dabo (http://dabodev.com)

 Sibylle Koczian escreveu:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to migrate a small database application originally written in
> Delphi 6.0 to Python. It's for my own use, so it needs a GUI only for
> some parts. For these parts I'd like to use PyQt, but at the moment I
> don't really see my way.
> The first problem I'm trying to solve: The main window contains a
> QTableView and some controls. At the start it should be big enough to
> show all the data in the view (6-9 rows, 6 columns). I can call
> mainwindow.resize(x, y), but I'd prefer to resize the viewport, if
> possible depending on the current row count. Calling tableview.resize(x,
> y) doesn't help, that still gives a window that only shows part of the
> table. What's the right method to use?
> Second problem: The QTableView shouldn't be editable. Double clicking on
> a record should call a dialog window showing this record, and in this
> window some of the fields should be editable. But as far as I can see in
> the docs, edit-ability is a property of the model, not of the view.
> Anyway, I don't know how to connect a model with controls not inheriting
> one of the view classes. On the other hand, I don't think I really plan
> something so very unusual.
> And, finally: If possible I would prefer not to use the Qt database
> plugins, but to keep using the Python database module. Or is that a very
> bad idea?
> The database is Firebird 1.5.3, OS and distribution Ubuntu 6.10 (with
> Gnome as the desktop, but the necessary libraries for PyQt are
> installed), database module kinterbasdb 3.2. Everything local on the
> same machine.
> I've tried and failed to find helpful examples in the documentation, but
> of course I may simply have missed them.
> Thank you for all hints,
> Sibylle
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