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Disadvantage : C++ with MS access ?

Hello ,

What would be an obvious disadvantage of building an application in C++ that stores and queries data in MS Access?


thanx
Oct 24 '08 #1
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Hello ,

What would be an obvious disadvantage of building an application in C++ that stores and queries data in MS Access?


thanx
Hi,

If your goal is to develop a program for users who do not have Access then I can't think of any disadvantages except for security or scalability. This is usually an issue with multiuser or web-based programs. In that case I would recommend using the free SQL Server Express Edition.

If your goal is to develop an application that cannot be built with Access, then
I see no disadvantages except for the aformentioned security and scalability issues.

If your goal is simply to use C++ instead of Access's native rapid development features, the C++ will take you many times longer to produce what can be done with Access. That's a no brainer--just use Access.

Best Regards,
Patrick Wood
Oct 24 '08 #2
NeoPa
32,182 Expert Mod 16PB
I suspect that this is actually a "set" question Patrick. In which case we don't allow straight answers on this site.

Your response is fine as you were obviously trying to help. I will lock the thread now though, in case anyone else feels inclined to answer from the class perspective.

If anyone feels they can convince me otherwise they are welcome to submit their explanation in a PM to me.
Oct 24 '08 #3

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