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which database software

newbie needs basic help



5:44 pm on Jul 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I need to create a database for my customers. This is totally new to me so please be patient. I simply need to record customer information ( name, address, equipment etc.) and be able to search with any of the entered categories.


5:51 pm on Jul 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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For a someone will no xp in databases, and since your table structure as you describe it seems really basic.

I would try MS Access.

Lots of good info out there and really easy to set up what you talked about.

If you have specific questions about getting going post back.


11:29 pm on Jul 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. I'll get on it. And let you know if I get stuck.


3:39 pm on Aug 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If/when your site grows, you will definitely want to evolve beyond MS Access. It does not scale well and can lock up if too many people try to access it (irony intended) at the same time.

At that time, you should consider migrating to MySQL or MS SQL Express, both of which are free.


5:19 pm on Sep 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

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initially i want to know that you are trying to build database for which purpose. Which platform are you currently using for development? In which one database want to use and build among more database providers. There are MS Access, MS SQL Server, MY SQL, ORACLE, dBASE etc. after knowing the database we can say easily.

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