Will MSDE work on WinCE?

i need a proof. a site possibly from microsoft.

I ask the same question from WinCe Topic area already.

Anyways, here are my questions

1.) Will msAccess work on WinCE?

2.) priority - Will MSDE work on WinCE?
i need proof. I am making a recommendation letter to use MSDE instead on MsAccess.

I just need to prove the it support winCE.

We do not plan to use SQLCE.

thanx,
jerry
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jdlambert1Connect With a Mentor Commented:
WinCE is not listed as a supported platform for MSDE or Access:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324998
http://www.microsoft.com/office/previous/access/2002sysreq.asp

Nor is there a "Pocket" version of Access: (the downloadable executable is a word doc)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/prevver/ce.net/winceppc/default.aspx
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Jerry_PangAuthor Commented:
any recommendation as a Database for WinCE?
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Jerry_PangAuthor Commented:
i guess SQL CE is the best database for winCe. It was built for winCE.

Anyways, last question, is it possible to access Access database in WinCE?
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sls80Connect With a Mentor Commented:
SQL CE works well on WinCE. I have just used it for a .NET pocketpc application without any major dramas. Note that it only supports a single open connection.

How do you plan to connect to the Access database? Do you mean that you want to access a remote Access database from a WinCE platform? Do you plan to have other components created that will handle this connection?
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Jerry_PangAuthor Commented:
both..
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sls80Commented:
Probably the easiest way to connect to a remote Access database would be to create something such as a web service operating on the machine with the database on it, and create the connection locally between your web service and the database. Then you simply need to connect your pocketpc to the web service programatically.

Otherwise, I'm not sure how you are planning on creating a connection from your WinCE to Access, unless you want to create a socket to the machine hosting the DB and then create a connection from there? That would be a lot of programming...

Would a web service solution be possible in what you are trying to do?
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Jerry_PangAuthor Commented:
yes. i guess so. its one of my project in the future. now, at least, i know where i am going. thanx
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