Niall O Broin wrote:
>On Sunday 23 May 2004, lists2004 at utvinternet.com (Frank Murphy) wrote:
>>>>Trying to encourage them out of MS Access (ecdl) training,
>>>>I came across MySQL, or FirebirdSQL after a Google
>>>>Any users out there, can give opinions on suitability?
>>>>>>They're different things, really. Access is NOT a database - it's a tool
>for building applications, which is delivered with an integrated datase
>(used be the Jet database engine, now AFAIK it's delivered with a cut
>down version of SQL server) which is used for most applications of
>Access, but it can also be connected to a real database via ODBC.
>>>Openoffice can connect to a nuber of different databases and can use a
simple file based databases like dBase. You can create forms for
entering information to the database, create documents that read
information from the database and perform tasks like mail merges.
It runs on both Windows and Linux.
Having said that I have had some trouble getting it to talk to a MySQL
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