Solved

software developmaent

Posted on 2000-02-23
2
139 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
when we are developing software in visual basic is it good to develope the database files using access or random file handdling  ?
0
Comment
Question by:nilesh
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:paulstamp
ID: 2553505
Depends entirely upon the nature of your data and your application.

For large amounts of structured data use a proper DB system like Access/SQL Server/Oracle.

If you dont have that much data you can use random file access - it doesnt have the overhead of the very large DLLs that database access require.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
smartpad earned 10 total points
ID: 2593119
It is best to use a database to store large amounts of data. This will allow the system to query the records faster that using a file system. It also allows for indexes and data validation that ould otherwise have to be done on the client side.

0

Featured Post

SharePoint Admin?

Enable Your Employees To Focus On The Core With Intuitive Onscreen Guidance That is With You At The Moment of Need.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: Martin
Here are a few simple, working, games that you can use as-is or as the basis for your own games. Tic-Tac-Toe This is one of the simplest of all games.   The game allows for a choice of who goes first and keeps track of the number of wins for…
I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month5 days, 17 hours left to enroll

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question