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Tom Reece
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MS Access 2000 bug tracking database
      #227486 - 07/12/01 09:28 AM

Looks like my organization might decide to create one of these from scratch in order to track bugs. Before we devote resources, does anyone know if there is an Access 2000 bug tracking database somewhere on the Web that I can download?

Sure would have been nice if that was one of the database wizards that came with MS Office.



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Reged: 06/26/99
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Re: MS Access 2000 bug tracking database
      #227487 - 07/12/01 11:36 AM

1 Question....


Buy Tracking systems are the most test tools available! There are hundreds if not thousands on defect/bug tracking systems out there... Why develop one more? Company too cheap? My recommendation is to BUY

You'll at least get a working tool with support out there plus features!!! What kind of features do you expect with an inhouse built tool?

PS I'm moving this to Defect Tracking Forum.

AJ Alhait
BetaSoft Inc.

[This message has been edited by AJ (edited 07-12-2001).]

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Re: MS Access 2000 bug tracking database
      #227488 - 07/17/01 11:27 AM

I agree with AJ on this, developing something in-house will not provide you the flexibility and functionality of a commercial tool.

As you may have found out, there are several freeware items out there. I myself have been searching around for a defect tracking tool that is either free or relatively inexpensive given the budgetary constraints of the group I'm working with. I started with the link,, and went off from there.

As for MS Access based, check out, they have a freeware defect tracking tool called Buggit.

Buggit has pre-defined database tables and fields, but also provides the capability to add some custom fields.

I would say though, don't expect performance to be all that grand with MS Access, especially if you're going multi-user on a defect database. For performance you are better off looking at the relational databases such as Oracle or MySQL.

In fact, I found another freeware tool, Request Tracker (RT),, which I'm looking to evaluate in the future.

This tool requires you to separately download MySQL and, I believe Perl, though I haven't gone through the specifics of setting up this tool yet.

BTW, MySQL and Perl are both open source and available free for download. Check out and


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Re: MS Access 2000 bug tracking database
      #227489 - 07/29/01 07:46 AM

You can download Buggit, a free Access 2000 defect tracking database at...

Buggit helps track and manage bugs and issues throughout the software development process. It allows you to enter and edit bugs or issues (see screen shot), perform quick lookups of existing issues, print from a wide variety of reports and graphs, administer new bug project databases, and much more. It provides an unlimited number of multiuser databases, each of which will support an entire development team. It is easy to learn and use. Most features are implemented with intuitive wizards. Version 2.09 contains many new features, detailed here

I haven't used the software yet so I don't know how well it works.

Hope this helps...

Martin Hebig, CQA, CSTE
Maverick Software Consulting

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