Sesame Database Manager is compatible with Symantec Q&A. Q & A users will find that Sesame uses many of the same keystrokes, the same search syntax, and almost the same programming syntax as used in a Q&A database. Sesame can also translate Q&A databases. Find out more.
Whether you are a small business do-it-yourselfer, the head of an organization, a corporate department administrator or a professional application developer, Sesame gives you the tools you need to easily create database applications and organize and present the information in them.
Features such as centralized application design facilities, a consistent form-based interface, intuitive query-by-example searching, and HTML reports will have you creating attractive and smoothly functioning applications soon after starting with Sesame.
If you are new to databases, Sesame makes getting started with simple applications easy, fast, and fun. For those with more experience, Sesame provides a variety of options within easy reach for customizing and programming your applications.
Sesame is built around proven client-server architecture. Your copy of Sesame can run standalone, serve other Sesame clients, or connect to a Sesame server — just by the way you start the program. And Sesame is truly cross-platform, currently available for Microsoft Windows™ and Linux. If you are considering switching platforms or you have a network environment mixing both platforms, Sesame is an ideal choice.
When making the switch to Sesame from another database manager, a variety of integrated facilities can help simplify that transition. Sesame provides Symantec Q&A™ users with an exclusive translator for Q&A databases. Those using other programs can take advantage of Sesame's data import facilities, including the ability to perform hierarchical imports when migrating from a relational product.
The documentation that comes with Sesame is designed to help you get started quickly and serve as a comprehensive reference as you explore Sesame’s wealth of features and capabilities. Five lavishly-illustrated printed guides are included with the product, including a main user guide, quick-start tutorials and network setup booklets, a Q&A database translation guide and a programming guide.
And Sesame comes bundled with sample applications that you can begin using right away or easily customize to suit your needs.
Minimum System Requirements
Windows 2000 or higher OR Linux (on Intel)
Pentium or Higher
128 MB RAM 256 MB (recommended)
60 MB Free Disk Space
VGA 800 X 600 or Higher VGA 1024 X 768 (recommended)
CD ROM Drive (for boxed versions)
Learn more about Sesame Database ManagerI have really become very fond of the control panels in Sdesigner. When I started playing with Sesame I thought why do I need the property viewer, I wondered why could they not just display the existing values on the property editor. Now I love being able to view my element property values in one box and just click on the appropriate feature in the editor box. They obviously thought this through and I am glad they did. I have been realizing that if I give up thinking the way I was used to (The Q&A way) I can achieve amazing things with Sesame.