On Thu, 18 Apr 2002 16:05:13 +0200, Manuel Lemos wrote: > Hello, > > Sp wrote: >> >> Hi Manuel, I still don't see a problem in others telling their >> experiences with certain packages. If someone has just used metabase >> or has just used adodb then I would like to hear how easy/hard it was >> to port to another database. > > Sure, but what I meant is that since most people only have experienced > one or the other, you only hear from people that can't compare both. > > If you want to hear experiences of people that tried Metabase, try > asking in Metabase mailing list ( > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/metabase-dev/ ) or BinaryCloud mailing > lists ( http://binarycloud.tigris.org/servlets/ProjectMailingListList ). > I think Alex Black (BinaryCloud project leader) has tried both MySQL and > Oracle with Metabase.
I have done MySQL (MyISAM, INNODB), PostgreSQL and Oracle 9i with AdoDB - see http://iptrack.sourceforge.net. Works just fine for me. The hardest part was to get around limitations of certain databases - like Oracle does no support record count. This is not impossible to get around, but when you are used to making use of these standard features of other databases, it takes a bit of getting used to. Other issues are syntax issues - you cannot use any funky functions which are unique to your dbf. Also, you must write very standard SQL - no shortcuts. For example, with Oracle you MUST specify the table name throughout your query when doing joins, even if the column is unambiguos. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php