[Techtalk] MS Access --> mysql
daniel.richter at wimba.com
Fri May 2 15:13:17 EST 2003
I'm not very familiar with MySQL, so I will only answer the fourth question:
>4. Is msql relatively close to ms access in behaviour?
Access has a cute GUI. MySQL by itself is entirely command-line, though the
popular PHPMyAdmin provides an interface via a web browser, which is a lot
easier than typing an SQL statement everytime you want a piece of information.
Access is not only a database: it is a complete application development
system. You can create forms to input the data and reports to print data.
MySQL is just a data storage system: you have to build some kind of program
on top of it using another language (such as PHP, as is the case of
If you use Access only as a backend database server, there's a good chance
that you can switch to some other database (e.g., MySQL) with a minimum of
trouble. Databases are supposed to be interchangeable; that's the point of
SQL. But if you have a complete application written in Access, complete
with user interface, you can't port the code. You either use Access, or you
rewrite the application.
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