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if i use JDBC in my program to work with a microsoft acess database, it should work on every platform right?
Or am i wrong, and choosing a microsoft access database as my database limits me to only windows machines?
 
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If you don't want to hobble yourself to the Redmond Way, I'd consider an alernate DB such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.
 
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or even hypersonic SQL for non-production scratch-work.
 
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so a microsoft access db is platform dependent? And if i use it in my program, people on unix or other non windows platforms will have problems?
Figured maybe it didnt matter what the platform was..
 
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Depends what exactly you are talking about. If you have a server running on Windows accessing the Access DB, clients connecting to that server won't care. If you are connecting directly using JDBC, there are driver limitations that you will run up against (search this forum's history for details). If you want Access itself to run on anything other than Windows*, that's a complete NO GO.
Rumor has it that MS is preparing a version of Access for inclusion in the Mac OS X version of Office, but why bother when better DB's are available?
[ April 13, 2004: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
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