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Currently operating on a '97 Access database

by starco / November 20, 2004 2:25 AM PST

My deparment currently operates 900 temporary retail units out of a '97 Access database, and I need advice on what software/systems I can research to replace this out-of-date system.

Can anyone help me?

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Re: Currently operating on a '97 Access database
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2004 4:59 AM PST

Why change?

What doesn't work?

Old doesn't mean that its defective.

Just sharing I am having great success with simple MySQL and custom Visual Basic applications.


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Re: Currently operating on a '97 Access database
by Kees Bakker / November 20, 2004 6:58 AM PST


I think Microsoft would want you to use SQL Server, if the data is kept central (in one place). But Oracle might think different, and open source MySQL certainly is a worthy replacement also. For the user interface you've got much more choice.

If the data is decentralized (each retail unit having it's own independent data): why change?


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