DBAX was designed for organizing imaging data (e.g. MRI) and related behavioral or clinical data, into a relational database. DBAX is a utility program for communicating with a standard SQL database. It was originally designed to provide a simple interface for mapping XML data files (or Excel-type table files) to database tables and vice-versa; this makes it easy for users to specify their own table structures and then import data into the database without doing any database programming. DBAX also provides a generic XML-based web-service for database access; this allows other programs to interact with the relational database simply by sending XML commands via a web interface.
DBAX itself is not a database program – it simply acts as a user-interface for accessing a database (e.g. Postgres). At a minimum DBAX expects that a standard database has already been created and a SQL-server is running for that database. Currently DBAX has been implemented for Postgres.
For instructions on setting up a Postgres database, see Postgres.
DBAX can be used in 3 different ways:
DBAX can be used for: