On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 19:48:21 -0400 Bob Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I've had extensive experience with MS Access as a user > and would like to port a comparable system into my FreeBSD > box. Can anyone recommend a database application similar to > Access? I've looked through the ports but can't seem > to readily make that distinction without the expertise > of a DBA. > > If this is not the type of question supported by this > mailing list, please disregard. > > Bob Perry I also use MS Access extensively at work. MS Access has many facets; so the answer to you're question depends upon how you use MS Access: 1. If you've been using MS Access as a database server, I think you'll be much happier with the likes of PostgreSQL, MySQL or Firebird. All 3 are available in the ports. 2. If you're looking for a database application with GUI RAD capabilities similar to MS Access, there are some applications available; but most focus on database administration (simple queries) rather than end-user application development. You might take a look at PgAdmin III, which is crossplatform, but requires PostgreSQL as the back-end server. You can find it in the ports (/usr/ports/databases/pgadmin3) or at: http://www.pgadmin.org/pgadmin3/index.php There is also a KDE project called "Kexi", which looks promising; but I don't think it's soup yet: http://www.kexi-project.org 3. If you're looking for a GUI that facilitates joining/analyzing tables from different servers (PostgreSQL and MySQL tables, for example), I think you're out of luck. I run a PostgreSQL server on FreeBSD at work. It supplements the Decision Support System and handles the back-end for a few MS Access applications. The combo works very well as long as your binary fields (boolean, etc) are defined as "not null" with default values. Best of luck, Andrew Gould _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"