[AccessD] MDBs vs SQL Server

William Hindman wdhindman at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 22 19:42:57 CST 2003

3 ...assuming an MSDE counts as SQL Server ...but other than the one app its
still the MDB that pays the bills :)

William Hindman
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have
 the courage to do what we know is morally right." --Ronald Reagan

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John W. Colby" <jcolby at colbyconsulting.com>
To: "AccessD" <AccessD at databaseadvisors.com>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 8:23 PM
Subject: [AccessD] MDBs vs SQL Server

> I'd like to conduct a non-scientific poll to discover what you folks use.
> Please pick one of the numbers and respond to the list.
> 1) I use SQL Server for all my data.  I wouldn't touch an MDB BE with a 10
> foot pole.
> 2) I use SQL Server mostly, but will touch an MDB BE with a 10 foot pole,
> long as I don't have to be responsible for the mess.
> 3) I have used SQL Server in at least one actual client system but my
> and butter is made with MDB BEs.
> 4) I am fascinated with the possibilities of SQL server, have looked at
> perhaps installed it at my office, but just don't have the call for it
> my clients.
> 5) What's this here SQL Server thangie?  All my database BEs are done with
> MDBs.
> 6) I prefer to do my data stores in Excel spreadsheets, but if I must an
> is at least within my grasp.  SQL Server is for them big boys n they won't
> talk to me.  I would still be using Borland's Reflex if I could get a
copy -
> now THERE's a REAL MAN'S database!!!
> Just pick a number and put it in the first line of your response.
> As for me, I am a 4.  I have SQL Server installed in my office, moved my
> billing db to it in order to have a real live in use system using it, and
> have regretted it ever since.  In fact I yanked the data back out into an
> MDB last week after having to rebuild my system twice and then ending up
> with torn pages in my SQL Server database.
> John W. Colby
> www.ColbyConsulting.com
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