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I need to write a program to enroll students and we have doubts of the kind of database we should use.Access or paradox. Which is the fastest and gives the best performance with queries? Any comments, suggestions and tips will be appreciated a lot. Thanx Tom.
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marko020397 earned 150 total points
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Since this question is in Delphi section, I assume you would do
this in Delphi. In that case I would strongly recomend Paradox
tables. I don't know the current situation but I know Paradox
tables used to be the fastest databases on PC.
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Marko, From what I remember, Access is faster than Paradox.  The issue here is that since we are working out of Delphi, then Access databases will be accessed via ODBC, where Paradox tables will be accessed through the BDE.  In this case, the BDE will be faster.  

On the other hand, if you get yourself a BDE replacement, then Access tables may be faster.
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by:ivgrun
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If you want to create a small database i would recomend you to
use access. If you want to make a profesional database use
paradox or interbase. It will work much and much faster.

Access is still an 'office' tool and not a prof. database.

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