Database Visualization Toolkit

Lightweight web viewer for relational databases, specially if preserved in SIARD 2, that uses SOLR as a backend, and allows browsing, search, and export. It uses the Database Preservation Toolkit to process new relational databases that are in the SIARD2 format or on the original live DBMS.

A compreensive list of features, screenshots and other documentation will be produced soon and available here.

Setting up the Database Visualization Toolkit

The Database Visualization Toolkit is a web application. To run it you need to download the appropriate ZIP package file for your operating system at https://github.com/keeps/db-visualization-toolkit/releases

For instance, if you are using Windows, you should download the most recent version of the dbvtk-{version}-windows.zip file.

(optional) MD5, SHA1 and SHA256 checksum files are provided for all release files. You can use them to check if the downloaded file is corrupt. Instructions are available for Windows, Linux (Ubuntu) and Mac OS X.

You can then extract the contents of the ZIP file. And follow these instructions to start and stop the application:

To start the server

To add more databases to DBVTK

After starting the server, you can add more databases using the command that is shown in the command line. The command uses the Database Preservation Toolkit to add a SIARD 2 database to the Viewer.

The DBVTK currently supports adding databases that are in SIARD2 and you can use the Database Preservation Toolkit to convert databases to the SIARD 2 format. Other input systems and formats may work but have not been tested.

To stop the server

More information

For more information about these tools can be found at http://database-preservation.com

To report a problem or make a suggestion

Create a new issue at https://github.com/keeps/db-visualization-toolkit/issues/new

Or if the problem/suggestion is related to the Database Preservation Toolkit, create the issue at https://github.com/keeps/db-preservation-toolkit/issues/new

Information & Commercial support

For more information or commercial support, contact KEEP SOLUTIONS.

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Database Visualization Toolkit licence is LGPLv3

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