MySQL is very good and scaleable - I wrote most of the IFA's site based on
MySQL and PHP.
However it has two major downsides - no GUI which scares off novice users
and it does not yet have some useful functions - they are coming but it
will take time.
On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 14:26:33 +0100, Christopher Joseph
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> From a nice GUI (Graphical User Interface) perspective I guess Access
>does the job but so would filemaker or a host of similar apps. Wouldn't
>a free, enterprise class database like http://www.mysql.com be of more
>use? e.g. It supports functionality like soundex and other pattern
>matching as well as full text keys which would, for example, support
>PB's requirements for sophisticated search routines.