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I need to make a program wich has a database hanging behind it. What type of database is the best I can use(Access, etc.). I need to write a program where a company sends spam to peoples homes on request(The person request some spam and the company gets paid for spamming). I must store the ppls personal data(Address etc.) but also the companies who make the products. What type of DB is the best to use and where can I find some tutorials about it? I use C++ and it will be most likely build under the Windblows platform. Sand Hawk Member of the Stupid Coders. http://www.stupidcoders.cjb.net -Earth is 98% full. Please delete anybody you can.

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Why is access lame? It''s dirt slow, but it has a visual view of making the tables(Wich rocks since my SQL sucks!). But I try mySQL and see how it works.

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Access is lame because it''s not as full featured and programming its databases from an external client is not as powerful as using its visual interface. Which sucks for industrial strength applications.

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Thanks to Kylotan for the idea!

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If you can''t afford SQL Server or Oracle, then my recommendation is to use MSDE. Just do a search on www.microsoft.com.

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I thought mySQL is free! Am I wrong now, because of the anon poster said to use MSDE in case I can''t afford other database servers...

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quote:
Original post by Sand_Hawk
I thought mySQL is free! Am I wrong now, because of the anon poster said to use MSDE in case I can''t afford other database servers...



mySQL is a free version of SQL. ''SQL Server'' is microsoft''s version of SQL. There are many others, each with it''s own feature set, pros, and cons.

Just use access. Not only will it be easier, but it will crash and screw up more often, so you and your advertising company will have more problems killing trees to produce spam.

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