I am new to database programming/management. I was appointed to put together a contact database for our company. We've been in business for a long time with no real standard for record keeping, so names and companies are all over the place. I would need to able to query for different categories and import/export contacts and companies. There will be categories of types such as Engineers or Lawyers, with multiple subcategories. The standard addresses of course will need to be searchable as well. I looked through a few programs/platforms and they're either too powerful or not powerful enough. For example, Outlook has somewhat of a contacts database but cannot be categorized and exported into Excel. I tried to play around with MySQL, which seems like it is more for full websites or big content management, and overkill for what I need. I found a program that does something quite like what I want, but I believe it hard coded in and cannot be used by me or anyone else. It has a simple interface and can query/export. A screenshot of the program can be found here: http://i.imgur.com/g22M0.jpg I am the IT support here, and ashamed to say I am completely new to this...but I am willing to learn. I just need to get started and I will start reading more and trying things. I have no idea what platform or standard to use, and creating an application with a nice GUI is overwhelming as well. Does anyone have suggestions for how I should start?