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marnixR
Post  Post subject: PC-based database  |  Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:54 am
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does anyone know of a database that can be held on a PC ?

I currently hold my personal library in a spreadsheet, but would like to separate the library contents from the way it is displayed - at some point I have been playing around with VisualStudio but found the versioning irksome

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DrKrettin
Post  Post subject: Re: PC-based database  |  Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:15 pm
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marnixR wrote:
does anyone know of a database that can be held on a PC ?

I currently hold my personal library in a spreadsheet, but would like to separate the library contents from the way it is displayed - at some point I have been playing around with VisualStudio but found the versioning irksome


MS Office has a database programme: Access. Absolutely brilliant, but takes a lot of time being familiar with it. You can have simple databases up to very complicated ones in which you can programme whatever you like behind the scenes in access programming language.


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marnixR
Post  Post subject: Re: PC-based database  |  Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:56 pm
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unfortunately, my copy of MS office does not include Access

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Falconer360
Post  Post subject: Re: PC-based database  |  Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:11 pm
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MS Access is actually what I use at work. Our database is very complex but it works well for simple databases as well. It might be worth picking up a copy of it. Otherwise I'm not familiar with other ones. I've actually been meaning to look for a new one to replace Access, because the newer versions of Access don't allow data replication.

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DrKrettin
Post  Post subject: Re: PC-based database  |  Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:13 pm
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marnixR wrote:
unfortunately, my copy of MS office does not include Access


I think it is available to be purchased on its own, but expensive, so is probably using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.


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