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Hello;

I have just been hired at a new company which is a small auto insurance
company. They have a package they purchased a couple of years ago
which uses MS Sql as their database backend, ASP as their user
interface, and Micro Focus Cobol as their business logic engine.
Right, wrong, or neutral it is what it is and I believe it conforms to
my understanding of n-tier application. I have at this time no desire
or need to change this as it is supported by our vendor and is meeting
the current needs of the users.

My most immediate job objectives is to create a substantial number of
reports, both hard copy and electronic, and specialized quieries to
meet day to day requirements.

Currently there are a couple of consultants/contract programmers
currently employed using MS Access.

It is my understanding that there will be the need to create other
subsystems in the future which will have to interface into the SQL
databases as well a create other databases.

My question is,

Is MS Access a resonable and viable option of should I be looking at
other development software and if so some suggestions would be
appreciated.

Thanks
Len

Jul 23 '05 #1
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Hi

MS Access may meet the both your current and future needs, from your
description it is hard to say what your requirements are really going to be,
but if it doesn't meet your requirements you may want to look at Reporting
services http://www.microsoft.com/sql/reporting/default.asp

John

<ls******@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegr oups.com...
Hello;

I have just been hired at a new company which is a small auto insurance
company. They have a package they purchased a couple of years ago
which uses MS Sql as their database backend, ASP as their user
interface, and Micro Focus Cobol as their business logic engine.
Right, wrong, or neutral it is what it is and I believe it conforms to
my understanding of n-tier application. I have at this time no desire
or need to change this as it is supported by our vendor and is meeting
the current needs of the users.

My most immediate job objectives is to create a substantial number of
reports, both hard copy and electronic, and specialized quieries to
meet day to day requirements.

Currently there are a couple of consultants/contract programmers
currently employed using MS Access.

It is my understanding that there will be the need to create other
subsystems in the future which will have to interface into the SQL
databases as well a create other databases.

My question is,

Is MS Access a resonable and viable option of should I be looking at
other development software and if so some suggestions would be
appreciated.

Thanks
Len

Jul 23 '05 #2

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"Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem." (No more things
should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary) -- William
Occam (c. 1280-1349).

Why add a proprietary, rather weird language like ACCESS to a stable
COBOL shop?
You can port MicroFocus COBOL anywhere, unlike ACCESS.

Jul 23 '05 #3

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To help clarify things for me. Are you intending to us MS Access Project
whereas you can create a front-end for your SQL database (forms, reports,
etc) and still use all the features of MS SQL?

Akinja

"John Bell" <jb************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:42**********************@news.zen.co.uk...
Hi

MS Access may meet the both your current and future needs, from your
description it is hard to say what your requirements are really going to
be, but if it doesn't meet your requirements you may want to look at
Reporting services http://www.microsoft.com/sql/reporting/default.asp

John

<ls******@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@z14g2000cwz.googlegr oups.com...
Hello;

I have just been hired at a new company which is a small auto insurance
company. They have a package they purchased a couple of years ago
which uses MS Sql as their database backend, ASP as their user
interface, and Micro Focus Cobol as their business logic engine.
Right, wrong, or neutral it is what it is and I believe it conforms to
my understanding of n-tier application. I have at this time no desire
or need to change this as it is supported by our vendor and is meeting
the current needs of the users.

My most immediate job objectives is to create a substantial number of
reports, both hard copy and electronic, and specialized quieries to
meet day to day requirements.

Currently there are a couple of consultants/contract programmers
currently employed using MS Access.

It is my understanding that there will be the need to create other
subsystems in the future which will have to interface into the SQL
databases as well a create other databases.

My question is,

Is MS Access a resonable and viable option of should I be looking at
other development software and if so some suggestions would be
appreciated.

Thanks
Len


Jul 23 '05 #4

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