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Similar Programs - MS ACCESS

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Do you know if there are similar programs through Microsoft or other
platforms compatible via Windows XP that offer a destop application such as
Ms Access that allow easy to learn developing? Ms Access is such a great
starter developing program and a person can be so creative. I wander if this
is the only program that is SIMILAR to this one? Ex: Set up similar as the
database window and objects, the user can clearly see if they want to create
new forms, etc.

This application is just wonderful, when it is backed w/ SQL it really has
great potential. There just has to be programs out there [rdbms] that run on
current windows?

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Feb 23 '06 #1
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"Mell via AccessMonster.com" <u18304@uwe> wrote:
Do you know if there are similar programs through Microsoft or other
platforms compatible via Windows XP that offer a destop application such
as
Ms Access that allow easy to learn developing?


Does Microsoft still offer FoxPro? I think they bought it mainly to scavenge
its technology to improve Access.


Feb 23 '06 #2

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Mell via AccessMonster.com wrote:
Do you know if there are similar programs through Microsoft or other
platforms compatible via Windows XP that offer a destop application such as
Ms Access that allow easy to learn developing? Ms Access is such a great
starter developing program and a person can be so creative. I wander if this
is the only program that is SIMILAR to this one? Ex: Set up similar as the
database window and objects, the user can clearly see if they want to create
new forms, etc.

This application is just wonderful, when it is backed w/ SQL it really has
great potential. There just has to be programs out there [rdbms] that run on
current windows?

Some have mentioned
http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/?cid=94708 in the past. I
think it used to be free.

The mention of FoxPor...hmmm...not easy to learn. There's Powerbuilder
and then there's VB. Of these 3, I doubt any are "easy" to learn.
Feb 23 '06 #3

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salad wrote in message
<SP*****************@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink. net> :
Some have mentioned http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/?cid=94708 in
the past. I think it used to be free.


Would you be thinking of
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://www.openoffice.org/product/base.html ?

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Roy-Vidar
Feb 23 '06 #4

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Br
Mell via AccessMonster.com wrote:
Do you know if there are similar programs through Microsoft or other
platforms compatible via Windows XP that offer a destop application
such as Ms Access that allow easy to learn developing? Ms Access is
such a great starter developing program and a person can be so
creative.
Personally I think the UI is very limiting and it in fact hinders my
creativity.....
I wander if this is the only program that is SIMILAR to
this one? Ex: Set up similar as the database window and objects, the
user can clearly see if they want to create new forms, etc.

This application is just wonderful, when it is backed w/ SQL it
really has great potential. There just has to be programs out there
[rdbms] that run on current windows?


I'm confused as to what you are actually asking???
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regards,

Br@dley
Feb 23 '06 #5

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RoyVidar wrote:
salad wrote in message
<SP*****************@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink. net> :
Some have mentioned
http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/?cid=94708 in the past. I
think it used to be free.

Would you be thinking of
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://www.openoffice.org/product/base.html ?

That might be it. Looks like we have a couple of options for the poster.
Feb 23 '06 #6

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HK
I don't recommend Foxpro. I tried to learn it and it is quite
overwhelming to sit in your office in the evening and just learn Foxpro
all by yourself with no database or programming background.

Access is the only thing I've seen that is easy to learn but so
powerful.

Feb 24 '06 #7

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You know how with Ms Access, most companies/people have this on their pc b/c
it is so universal. Basically most people have the [word, excel,powerpoint &
access] so when you think of developing an application/software to other
clients, most already have this on their pc so if you are a small developer
that offers different databases[custom or package] you don't have to have the
money that the big boys have to create a little business - you see?
Anotherwards, ms access is the most used and so easy for developers to be
creative and deploy applications to clients for business.
So with that being said, are there any other applications such as MS Access
that most people generally have on their pc or is cheap and easy to develop
in such as access?
EVEN the smallest of developers can do buisness with this application b/c at
bare minimium they can create the application and send it to the customer via
email [zip] and BAMMMMMM [if they have access - which most do] they now have
a new DB system..

So there must be more programs just like this [easy to develop in] and
universal to Windows platform and cheap to deploy??
Your opinion is greatly appreciated..
Br@dley wrote:
Do you know if there are similar programs through Microsoft or other
platforms compatible via Windows XP that offer a destop application
such as Ms Access that allow easy to learn developing? Ms Access is
such a great starter developing program and a person can be so
creative.


Personally I think the UI is very limiting and it in fact hinders my
creativity.....
I wander if this is the only program that is SIMILAR to
this one? Ex: Set up similar as the database window and objects, the

[quoted text clipped - 3 lines]
really has great potential. There just has to be programs out there
[rdbms] that run on current windows?


I'm confused as to what you are actually asking???


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Feb 24 '06 #8

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Snort .... chuckle .....

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Terry Kreft
"Br@dley" <nu**@mail.aus> wrote in message
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Mell via AccessMonster.com wrote: <SNIP>
Personally I think the UI is very limiting and it in fact hinders my
creativity.....
<SNIP> --
regards,

Br@dley

Feb 27 '06 #9

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Raining Data's OMNIS Studio http://www.rainingdata.com/
Filemaker pro http://www.rainingdata.com/

Just to name 2. There are others. Do a google search.
Most are NOT as easy to use as Access, or you have to buy "extras" to hook
up to ODBC databases...

Good luck

Ruben

"Mell via AccessMonster.com" <u18304@uwe> wrote in message
news:5c50cd53add7c@uwe...
Do you know if there are similar programs through Microsoft or other
platforms compatible via Windows XP that offer a destop application such
as
Ms Access that allow easy to learn developing? Ms Access is such a great
starter developing program and a person can be so creative. I wander if
this
is the only program that is SIMILAR to this one? Ex: Set up similar as the
database window and objects, the user can clearly see if they want to
create
new forms, etc.

This application is just wonderful, when it is backed w/ SQL it really has
great potential. There just has to be programs out there [rdbms] that run
on
current windows?

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Feb 28 '06 #10

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OpenOfficeBase is a pretty interesting product. It is free and in OOo 2.0
(which is the first release number containing a database program) you can
actually do some useful things with it--which I never could with the Beta
releases. However, it is not as easy to use as ACCESS and not nearly as
reliable. I wouldn't try to use it for anything my livelihood depended on
yet although it may get there eventually. The OOo people have come a long
way in a short amount of time for folks developing a product they give away
free.
Mike

RoyVidar wrote:
salad wrote in message
<SP*****************@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink .net> :
Some have mentioned http://www.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/?cid=94708 in
the past. I think it used to be free.


Would you be thinking of
http://www.openoffice.org/
http://www.openoffice.org/product/base.html ?


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"We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo Possum

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Feb 28 '06 #11

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Three database packages that come to mind when discussing competitors to
Access are: Filemaker Pro, Alpha Five, and Lotus Approach.

Filemaker advocates point out that it is muliplatform; you can get an Apple
version, as well as a Windows version.

Alpha Five gets plaudits for ease of use, has a programming language, and, I
am told, makes it very, very easy to implement a web-based application.

Lotus Approach has gotten good reports for end-user usability. I haven't
looked at it in a long time, but recall it was very "form-centric".

Both of these, unlike "server databases" such as MS SQL Server, MySQL,
Informix, etc., include a user-accessible front end as does Access. Alpha
Five has a BASIC-based development language, too. I'm not aware what
Filemaker Pro has to offer in the way of development language, etc.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
"Mell via AccessMonster.com" <u18304@uwe> wrote in message
news:5c50cd53add7c@uwe...
Do you know if there are similar programs through Microsoft or other
platforms compatible via Windows XP that offer a destop application such
as
Ms Access that allow easy to learn developing? Ms Access is such a great
starter developing program and a person can be so creative. I wander if
this
is the only program that is SIMILAR to this one? Ex: Set up similar as the
database window and objects, the user can clearly see if they want to
create
new forms, etc.

This application is just wonderful, when it is backed w/ SQL it really has
great potential. There just has to be programs out there [rdbms] that run
on
current windows?

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Mar 1 '06 #12

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Why do you want an alternative, you talk it up and then ask for an
alternative?

As far as I know there is no alternative that is nearly as good or as widly
used.

Id suggest learn dotnet but no subforms...so that sucks....it avoids the
complication of certain deployment issues though....maybe anyway...im no
expert....

John Sheppard

"Mell via AccessMonster.com" <u18304@uwe> wrote in message
news:5c5f0ab693518@uwe...
You know how with Ms Access, most companies/people have this on their pc b/c it is so universal. Basically most people have the [word, excel,powerpoint & access] so when you think of developing an application/software to other
clients, most already have this on their pc so if you are a small developer that offers different databases[custom or package] you don't have to have the money that the big boys have to create a little business - you see?
Anotherwards, ms access is the most used and so easy for developers to be
creative and deploy applications to clients for business.
So with that being said, are there any other applications such as MS Access that most people generally have on their pc or is cheap and easy to develop in such as access?
EVEN the smallest of developers can do buisness with this application b/c at bare minimium they can create the application and send it to the customer via email [zip] and BAMMMMMM [if they have access - which most do] they now have a new DB system..

So there must be more programs just like this [easy to develop in] and
universal to Windows platform and cheap to deploy??
Your opinion is greatly appreciated..
Br@dley wrote:
Do you know if there are similar programs through Microsoft or other
platforms compatible via Windows XP that offer a destop application
such as Ms Access that allow easy to learn developing? Ms Access is
such a great starter developing program and a person can be so
creative.


Personally I think the UI is very limiting and it in fact hinders my
creativity.....
I wander if this is the only program that is SIMILAR to
this one? Ex: Set up similar as the database window and objects, the

[quoted text clipped - 3 lines]
really has great potential. There just has to be programs out there
[rdbms] that run on current windows?


I'm confused as to what you are actually asking???


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Jun 19 '06 #13

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