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I have a program that needs to keep records in a table format somewhat
like the one below

# date message server author
1 06032004 AbCDEFABAC irc.winbeta.org matt
So lets pretend I don't know anything about databases, What is my
first step? I want to use something free, so I'm thinking MySQL?
Most importantly this program is NOT GOING TO BE HOUSED ON A SERVER.
It's a stand alone app that will be installed on a users machine, so I
guess I want a solution that doesnt require me having to install the
database engine on the users machine.

If anyone has a tutorial or something that can get me started that
would be great!
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Jay King <mr********@cinci.rr.com> wrote in
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It's a stand alone app that will be installed on a users machine, so I
guess I want a solution that doesnt require me having to install the
database engine on the users machine.


Options:

1. Microsoft Access
2. Firebird Embedded Server (.NET compatible)
3. XML File?
You probably don't want to use MySQL or MS SQL as those require a database
server to be loaded.

Before you continue... you should read up on database design so you'll
build a solid data model in your database.

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Nov 20 '05 #2

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So something like this is what I need to use?

http://firebird.sourceforge.net/inde...id=netprovider
On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 17:49:45 GMT, Lucas Tam <RE********@rogers.com>
wrote:
Jay King <mr********@cinci.rr.com> wrote in
news:l8********************************@4ax.com :
It's a stand alone app that will be installed on a users machine, so I
guess I want a solution that doesnt require me having to install the
database engine on the users machine.


Options:

1. Microsoft Access
2. Firebird Embedded Server (.NET compatible)
3. XML File?
You probably don't want to use MySQL or MS SQL as those require a database
server to be loaded.

Before you continue... you should read up on database design so you'll
build a solid data model in your database.


Nov 20 '05 #3

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Jay King <mr********@cinci.rr.com> wrote in
news:h3********************************@4ax.com:
So something like this is what I need to use?

http://firebird.sourceforge.net/inde...id=netprovider


Yes... and you'll also need the Embedded Server DLLs. Add a reference to
the DLLs in your project.

I believe you'll need to use version 1.6 Beta 1 if you wish to use the
Embedded server support.

Also, MSDE is another database engine choice, but MSDE requires end user
installation (or a silent installation in your install program).

Anyhow, maybe you should stick with Microsoft Access? Access is simple...
and works well as a standalone database.

--
Lucas Tam (RE********@rogers.com)
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http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/coolspot18/
Nov 20 '05 #4

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Would Access be free for me to utilize? If so whats my first step to
using it.

Ive got the nessecary files for firebird, but I need to design a db
table and an create an empty database. What tool can I use to do
this. If I drop firebird and goto access will I need to purchase MS
access do do this?
On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 19:37:39 GMT, Lucas Tam <RE********@rogers.com>
wrote:
Jay King <mr********@cinci.rr.com> wrote in
news:h3********************************@4ax.com :
So something like this is what I need to use?

http://firebird.sourceforge.net/inde...id=netprovider


Yes... and you'll also need the Embedded Server DLLs. Add a reference to
the DLLs in your project.

I believe you'll need to use version 1.6 Beta 1 if you wish to use the
Embedded server support.

Also, MSDE is another database engine choice, but MSDE requires end user
installation (or a silent installation in your install program).

Anyhow, maybe you should stick with Microsoft Access? Access is simple...
and works well as a standalone database.


Nov 20 '05 #5

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I downloaded MSDE and its asking me to make a strong SA password and
it wont install untill I do so. This is getting too complicated.

If I were to use XML what classes should I be looking at and what
program (free) should I be using to create my initial tables?
On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 19:37:39 GMT, Lucas Tam <RE********@rogers.com>
wrote:
Jay King <mr********@cinci.rr.com> wrote in
news:h3********************************@4ax.com :
So something like this is what I need to use?

http://firebird.sourceforge.net/inde...id=netprovider


Yes... and you'll also need the Embedded Server DLLs. Add a reference to
the DLLs in your project.

I believe you'll need to use version 1.6 Beta 1 if you wish to use the
Embedded server support.

Also, MSDE is another database engine choice, but MSDE requires end user
installation (or a silent installation in your install program).

Anyhow, maybe you should stick with Microsoft Access? Access is simple...
and works well as a standalone database.


Nov 20 '05 #6

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