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Developer(s) Eugenio Tacchini
Initial release November 21, 2001 (2001-11-21)
Stable release
8.0 Lerici / April 24, 2017; 17 days ago (2017-04-24)
Written in PHP
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Front-end multilingual (18)
Type Database Web Application Builder, no-code Web development platform

DaDaBIK is a commercial software (formerly GPL) written in PHP for quickly creating a CRUD (create, read, update, delete) database front-end or a simple database-driven application without coding. The database management systems currently supported are MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.


DaDaBIK was originally released in 2001 on SourceForge under the GNU General Public License by Eugenio Tacchini and supported only MySQL.

With the version 4.5 release in June 2012, the license changed from GPL to a proprietary "DaDaBIK 1.0" license[1] which requires payment before downloading, and prohibits further redistribution. The (old) GPL code (DaDaBIK v. 4.x) has been removed from the official website and from the Sourceforge project but can still be distributed freely,[2] the current version (at the moment, 7.3.3) can be downloaded only from the official Website.

Version 6 has introduced some new features including the possibility to add custom (hand-coded) PHP pages to a DaDaBIK application.

Version 8 Lerici has been an important milestone in the development of DaDaBIK: a new, responsive, front-end has been introduced, together with many new features, including graph reports generation, calculated fields, hooks and smart installation (DaDaBIK tries to automatically configure an application according to its database schema).[3][4] A new license, DaDaBIK license v. 2.0, has also been introduced [5]

Current status[edit]

The current last release is the 8.0 Lerici (released on April 24, 2017).[6] DaDaBIK is maintained by its original author; a group of volunteers handle the translation of the front-end (available in 18 languages).


Some of the main features are: forms customization (e.g. labels, different types of HTML input field, content check), lookup fields, master/details view, files upload, calculated fields, hooks, graph report generation, export to CSV, checking for possible duplication during insertions, authentication, authorization restrictions on view/update/delete, and e-mail notices.


DaDaBIK has been used by several big organizations like the University of Cambridge [7][8] and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore [9]. It is considered to be one of the most popular PHP database tools.[10]

Meaning of the name[edit]

DaDaBIK is a recursive acronym which stands for: "DaDaBIK is a DataBase Interfaces Kreator".[11]


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