Fivebase offers quick deployment and implementation of web based solutions through a standard rapid application development tool called the Fivebase Framework (FFW). Given the virtually unlimited amount of flexibility, the FFW code bed can be configured to run in a wide variety of business environments.
At its core is a system of scripts which control user access and security, GUI look and feel, and the data input screen content. With these tools in hand, users can modify existing screens or build their own content.
At the core of the FFW is the security system. It allows for maximum flexibility in policing the ability to access data, down to the individual field level, for each user. In addition to traditional user / user group setups, Fivebase also allows the use of domain data sets - the ability to sort data by "domains" at the data row level - allowing for complete lock down of data sets to authorized users. Furthermore, this allows the client to use one database for multiple programs / agencies while maintaining privacy of the data.
Another core component of the FFW is the screen manager - a utility for adding, building or maintaining the various screens in the system. Administrators can use the "user-defined" feature to quickly build a data input / output screen based on a data table of their design and quickly assign rights to the screen. These screens are driven by 5 scripts for searching / viewing, adding, editing, exporting and deleting data, and contain a wide variety of HTML objects to choose from.
In those instances when more flexibility or design options are needed, administrators can hard-code their own screens and add them to the system through the screen manager. They are then subject to the same security as listed above. Hardcoded screens can be written in any HTML compatible language, although we suggest PHP.