Unanswered: Next step: forms, reports, applications ?
So I've never done really anything with databases, but I asked my employer if I could have a project to learn. He's asked me to migrate his ancient RBASE database to something open source.
By this point I've migrated the schema, set up FKs and PKs and Indeces and structure on MySQL, and imported all of the data... so the database part is pretty much done.
Now I need some application for creating forms (he'd prefer a GUI), generating reports, and running applications, all things which were built in to RBASE. How should I proceed with this? It doesn't need to be online (although it could be), will rarely have more than 1 person manipulating the data at a time, and we're talking about 20-30 tables with several hundred to several thousand records each. It's mostly product and sales and cost recommendation.
Where should I go from here? Just use raw PHP, Drupal, something else? I'm really at a loss for what direction to take this and would appreciate the help... thanks!