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Luchboxcreative

Searchable Database

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HI There,

I'm wanting to host a really basic searchable database on a couple of sites.  The database is really basic and needs to include a company name, stand number and a web address.

I can't seem to find anything that works in a simple & responsive way.  I've explored Caspio - but it's a complicated product that is not responsive without adding extra code, plus its expensive, and my client needs to keep costs way down. They will also need to be able to maintain going forward and are not tech savvy.

Also - Caspio once embedded breaks the editing capabilities of the page its hosted on, which is not good. 

What I'd love is a plug in or something easy to use, that means everything is hosted on Squarespace and there is no double handling or external subscription required.

Crossing fingers someone on here has found a unicorn, :)

 

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This isn’t the unicorn you’re looking for (you have to pay a fee for >25 entries, etc) but it might be worth checking out.

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Did you ever find a solution to your need of a searchable database? I'm working with a client who maintains a  recommendation list (in Word format) of counseling/treatment centers, but they want to convert it to a searchable database. I'm curious where you landed. 

Your pal IRL too 😉

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There are a number of ways to do this, some of which require you to use a third-party solution and some of which can be built in a Squarespace Collection. It really depends on the specifics of your requirements.

"I need a searchable database" isn't enough information for someone to give you a solution 🙂. We can throw you a bone with the names of some third party products, but they may not help. It's much better if you can provide:

  • a link to the website, whether it's in progress or fully built. Note that the link needs to be public, so if it's a trial, you need to set a password and tell us what it is.
  • full details of the data you want to display.
  • details of where the data is currently held.
  • details of why/how visitors need to be able to search the data
  • a mockup of how you'd like to see it work

 


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