Re: Access replacement
> I use Star Office 5.2, UnixODBC, and
> please explain me which features are
> lacking w.r.t. MS Access...
> maybe it lacks support for Microsoft
> crashes and loss of data ? :)
I made few databses in M$access, and now I try to find replacment for it. And belive me, I can't find :(( sorry (mayby I'm looking to poor.), I like linux, I love it as a servers, but access as a client is v.v.v. good peace of software.
features ? (access 97 - good one)
1) easy to maitence tables, indexes, relations
2) very good forms, subforms, objects (combo, lists)
3) v.v.v. good reports (subreports, groups of data, headers, footers for every goups - v. good)
4) v.v.v. easy vb & dao
5) v. easy to connect to sql servers (by odbc)
Belive me. I have eg one system with near 100 tables, 200 forms, 50 reports, many tons of code, 15 users online, few instances in smalest branch and I working. In additional on mdb (few mdb) files. And pls, don't say it loose data. 3 years withought any misses. sorry :((( Thats facts :((( Another example ? Old access 2.0. 5 branch, few users, but mamy data (35.000) in one table, (10.000-20.000) in next 3. In old access 2.0. 5 years withought any looses... Sorry, good database will work near perfect. Now I just preparing to move from mdb to postgres & debian, but I can't find replacment for client side. o.k. ? sorry, it is good peace of soft - in my opinion. I'll try 'Rekall'.
And Star office... I was try to make some forms, but I don't know.... but I don't like it :(( - it is too slow. And I don't know the language for SO (withought internal language, you could create database for music CD in Your home. But not for commercial use). Have You know some good client soft for databse. I think about Delphi/Kylix, but I don't know.