I am looking into MySQL sites, books, and manuals, and am still short of answering the following:

1. On data dictionary implementation, if I define a column say, [Age, integer] for Table1, will I be prevented from defining column [Age, REAL] in Table2 ??

2. How will one access data into/from tables via FORMS? If third party, could you please name the better ones?

3. Are there 3d party REPORT utilities, such as Kristal Reports, available for MySQL?

4. Can one open and use data from tables in different databases?

Thanks for helping.