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whats different aceess db from foxpro£¿

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Learner, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Learner

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    they are all made by microsoft, what their different? which one shall we
    choice them best?
     
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  3. Arvin Meyer [MVP]

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    "Learner" <cnnihao@126.com> wrote in message
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    > they are all made by microsoft, what their different? which one shall we
    > choice them best?


    There is no "best", but there can be a best for a particular job. Not being
    a FoxPro programmer, I'd suggest you also ask this question in a FoxPro
    newsgroup. I personally believe Access to be much faster to develop with and
    the VBA language easier to use. The only head to head job I ever did with a
    FoxPro app was one of my first apps was attempted to be replaced by a "more
    complete solution" which wound up being rejected after $100K expense. My app
    cost $15K and is still in use after 12 years. that's probably not a
    reflection on FoxPro as much as it is on the developer not understanding the
    business as well.
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Microsoft Access
    Free Access downloads
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access
     
  4. jetro=)

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    RE: whats different aceess db from foxpro£¿

    MS access is just a database "APPLICATION"
    foxpro is a database "programming language"
    i think foxpro is not made by microsoft try to look for foxpro for dos. it
    is just modified by microsoft to become Visual foxpro


    "Learner" wrote:

    > they are all made by microsoft, what their different? which one shall we
    > choice them best?
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  5. Douglas J. Steele

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    What the heck is "database 'programming language'" supposed to mean? How
    does that vary from what Access provides?

    And for what it's worth, while it's true that Microsoft didn't develop
    Foxpro for DOS, they bought the company that did.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no private e-mails, please)


    "jetro=)" <jetro@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > MS access is just a database "APPLICATION"
    > foxpro is a database "programming language"
    > i think foxpro is not made by microsoft try to look for foxpro for dos. it
    > is just modified by microsoft to become Visual foxpro
    >
    >
    > "Learner" wrote:
    >
    >> they are all made by microsoft, what their different? which one shall we
    >> choice them best?
    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  6. Cindy Winegarden

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    Hi Learner,

    Visual FoxPro, now in version 9, is a fully object-oriented programming
    language. Data handling is built into the language, for example allowing
    full-fledged SQL statements to be handled natively. This is the inspiration
    for the LINQ project that will be part of VB and C# in the Orcas release of
    Visual Studio. Development in Access is done with Visual Basic for
    Applications.

    Visual FoxPro 7 was Microsoft's first released product to both publish and
    consume web services.

    While Visual FoxPro makes a great front end to SQL Server and other
    databases such as Oracle and MySQL, it has its own database. While Access is
    limited to 2GB for a whole MDB, FoxPro's native files are limited to 2GB per
    file - that is 2GB for the DBF, 2GB for the CDX (index) and 2GB for the FPT
    (memo) files.

    As Arvin said, "best" depends on lots of things. For example, a developer
    will be a lot more productive when using a development tool he is proficient
    with, even if some other tool might be somehow judged as "better."


    --
    Cindy Winegarden MCSD, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional
    cindy@cindywinegarden.com


    "Learner" <cnnihao@126.com> wrote in message
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    > they are all made by microsoft, what their different? which one shall we
    > choice them best?
     

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