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MS Access verses FoxPro

by clarkleigh / May 30, 2005 1:11 AM PDT

Can someone give me some general info on which database app is better- MS Access or FoxPro. I have worked with Access but not with FoxPro.

ANY info would be great!

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It's the money.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 1:31 AM PDT

Most MS Access applications I've found incur a full charge for a copy of MS Access for each client. This can get expensive.

Foxpro Runtime can win the money issue. See

In closing, I no longer use either and have moved to MySQL, MyODBC with custom VB apps or by accessing the data through the MyODBC. I'm also just about ready to write about Open Office's integration with MySQL via MyODBC.

It's the money.


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FoxPro capablities?
by clarkleigh / May 30, 2005 4:54 AM PDT
In reply to: It's the money.

Thanks Bob! As far as capablities???

Does FoxPro use SQL and VB (VBA?) for queries as well as programming?

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Last time I looked, yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 5:05 AM PDT
In reply to: FoxPro capablities?

But I dropped a not so subtle hint that I have moved on. You can, today move past these and head straight to the first class database section.


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Trial Version?
by clarkleigh / May 30, 2005 11:34 PM PDT

Thanks for all the info! One last question- Is there a trial version I can download for free or at low cost before actually buying the software? I looked on Microsoft but couldn't find anything.

Thanks again!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 11:41 PM PDT
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You can use it freely. MyODBC is also a similar license which you can obtain freely.

Then you install Open Office, set your ODBC source and you have your first class SQL solutions. Price? Download time.

Microsoft products will cost a bit more.

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by clarkleigh / May 30, 2005 11:44 PM PDT
In reply to: MySQL is GPL.

Are we talking about FoxPro?

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You didn't ask about Foxpro, but about...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2005 11:50 PM PDT
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Database solutions.

If cost is an issue, we can fix that.

-> About FoxPro. It is a computer language underneath it and if you are not a programmer willing to pick up the FoxPro language then you should not entertain that.


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