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StarOffice and Adabas DB

I'm just beginning to delve into the Adabas database system and I'm thinking
it might work fine as a client interface within StarOffice 5.2. It's a little
obscure for now until I can read all of the on-line documentation. But putting
the database server under LINUX still looks to be a good idea.

>On Sun, Mar 03, 2002 at 11:07:19AM -0500, Randall Hofland wrote:
>> I'm trying to figure out the best and very cheapest way to build a small

>> network and database system for a client. There are already databases built

>> in MS Access and Lotus Approach, and I had thought to just continue to use

>> those as the core of a distributed system from an NT based server, or
>> perhaps from a SAMBA based LINUX server.
>> One problem I am having is finding the low cost office suites to use those

>> data bases, and I didn't want to get into a web based SQL server at this

>> point. So I'm wondering whether StarOffice 5.2 might serve well as the
>> office suite on each computer and then upload the Approach and Access data

>> files onto the LINUX box under SAMBA, or if mandatory, under NT 4.0.
>If I'm understanding correctly, you are wondering if there is a database
>application native to GNU/Linux that will operate on MS Access .mdb files.
>that is your question, the answer is no.  Microsoft Access itself cannot
>even properly operate on .mdb files between versions.
>If you would simply like to store the .mdb file on an SMB share on a GNU/Linux

>box, and access that file from a Windows machine, that will work fine.  I do

>it all the time.
>Ron Peterson                   -o)
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