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Chapter 1. Introduction

Kexi is a database management application. It can be used for creating databases, inserting data, performing queries, and processing data. Forms can be created to provide a custom interface to your data. All database objects - tables, queries and forms - are stored in the database, making it easy to share data and design.

Kexi is part of the Calligra productivity suite for the K Desktop Environment.

In addition to storing your Kexi databases in files, Kexi can also store your data on a database server. Using a database server allows you to share your database with other people, and also allows more than one person to use the database at one time. The following database servers are supported by Kexi:

  • MySQL (See [1])
  • PostgreSQL (See [2])

More information about Kexi can be found at the Kexi page on the Calligra website at [3], and on the website for Kexi itself at [4].

If you have any questions about Kexi, there are two mailing lists you can use. The Kexi user mailing list can be used to ask questions about using Kexi or about the Kexi project. The Kexi development mailing list can be used to ask questions about the development of Kexi. Further information on how to subscribe to these lists, together with a few other ways of making contact with Kexi developers, can be found at:

This handbook for Kexi 2.2 is meant to be based on the Kexi Handbook for Kexi 1.1.
Please coordinate any effort with Jarosław Staniek, email: kexi at

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