?
Solved

Stand Alone Database/Data Repository for 32Bit Application

Posted on 2008-10-07
7
Medium Priority
?
263 Views
Last Modified: 2008-10-08
Hey Everyone,

Let's say I'm creating a 32 bit application that allows users to enter and save cooking recipes.  I want the user to be able to have seperate "data spaces" for say Italian Food, American Food, Chinese Food, etc.  

In my prototyping, I'm using a back-end SQL DB so it's easy.  Just either point to a new DB or table in the connection string/query.  But this again is going to be a 32 bit application so I'm not sure how to go about solving this issue.  Is there like a "local" .MDB snap-in or something I could use?

I guess you could compare this to something like TurboTax where I may have files for different clients.   I would open up the file and be able to manipulate the data as if it were in a DB (selects, inserts, etc).

Does my question make any sense at all?

Chris, Baltimore
0
Comment
Question by:clebo99
[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
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:jorge_toriz
ID: 22664070
How many users will you have?
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:jorge_toriz
ID: 22664074
And how many tables per user?
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:David Todd
ID: 22664772
Hi,

"I want the user to be able to have seperate "data spaces" for say Italian Food, American Food, Chinese Food, etc."  

Why?

Why not add a link to a Cusine table, and add the abilty to filter by Cusine?

Reasons for doing it my way:
Backup and recovery and database management tasks are a lot simpler than with your version. If the management and recovery gets too hard IT Staff will veto your product, or if for home users/personal users, the users will walk away.

Cheers
  David
0
Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

 

Author Comment

by:clebo99
ID: 22664878
I'm writing an application where I want to seperate things into their own "entities".  Maybe my initial example wasn't good.  Basically, how do I store data for a 32 bit application without a back-end SQL/Oracle DB besides a delimited text file?
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:jorge_toriz
ID: 22664946
XML files
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
jorge_toriz earned 2000 total points
ID: 22664950
Build your DataSet in your application and the save it as XML file
0
 

Author Comment

by:clebo99
ID: 22669240
Hmmm....I'm not good at XML so I guess I'm going to have to look into this.  

Thanks guys...
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In earlier versions of Windows (XP and before), you could drag a database to the taskbar, where it would appear as a taskbar icon to open that database.  This article shows how to recreate this functionality in Windows 7 through 10.
Traditionally, the method to display pictures in Access forms and reports is to first download them from URLs to a folder, record the path in a table and then let the form or report pull the pictures from that folder. But why not let Windows retr…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …
Suggested Courses

777 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