October 16th, 2012, 07:04 AM
Looking for a Database Manager
I wasn't sure where to post this question so if I'm please excuse me.
I've been using MS Access forever and I'm looking for a change.
Was wondering if someone can point me in the right direction to a database manager that fits my needs.
I'm looking for a DB manager that I might try on a trial basis. I would also like one that can import Access 2010 data.
I'm not even sure if I want a flat or relational. In my Access db I have a back-end database with data and a front-end with the objects and code.
Hoping to find one where the pruice isn't too steep... ($100 or so.)
Any help will be appreciated,
October 16th, 2012, 03:10 PM
RE: Looking for a Database Manager
Heya there @jamesjoey,
You didn't really give to many details. I'd suggesst taking a look at the DB managers below so you have a better idea of what is available out there, and perhaps that will help you also figure out exactly what you need.
Specifically for Acess database management you have AccDBMan and OpenGate Database Manager. I'd also suggest you check out Druid Database Manager which allow for graphical DB management and also take a look at IIS Database Manager which also allows remote DB management.
Just check them out, compare, see how they suit your requirements...
Hope this helped some
October 16th, 2012, 04:38 PM
I'll do that.
October 18th, 2012, 10:38 AM
Your budget isn't so much an issue as your need and available skill that you can work on.
MySQL is a free database manager (calling access a database manager really is an insult to true RDBMS's that exist) and an interface can be built with a variety of open source free programming languages.
The only real 'comparable' product I know of that is easy to use like Microsoft Access if FileMaker Pro.
October 18th, 2012, 11:05 AM
I guess I used the wrong terminology.
What should to refer to Access as??
October 18th, 2012, 11:24 AM
two-in-one package -- gui plus database engine (jet)
Originally Posted by jamesjoey
those who say access isn't a database manager are elitist snobs
and i say that with 35 years of database experience
October 18th, 2012, 02:02 PM
Got it... I think.
Thanks for the input,