: : : Hi all. I'd like to know how does the board likes flash filer 2 for delphi.Is a good or use bde is better yet? Thanks to all and sorry, it's because i don't know flsh filer very much.
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: : I haven't selected my database of choice but here are some of my ramblings:
: : I for one rather not use the BDE so Flash Filer is attractive in that it doesn't need the BDE and can be compiled directly into ones code. That's great for small projects. If the project turns large Flash can easily handle client/server. New version 2 now supports SQL and a trial version can be downloaded.
: : MySQL has a large userbase, is fast, has alot of support but doesn't support stored procs which is necessary for transactions. I don't like that.
: : Advantage Database - Free delphi components for local (and peer to peer????) support. Can easily migrate to client/server. Company is constantly improving and promises kylix support. Stored procs are supported. This is nice as you can put some processing on the server side instead of the client allowing a speed advantage by not having so many records go across the connection. Transaction processing supported too. Migrating to the server versions can cost though.
: : Interbase - Borland has made it open source! I like that. It is full featured and free. Open source keeps the TCO so low it is hard to ignore. A great benefit here is you can already use it with Kylix.
: : Personnally I am tore between Advantage and Interbase. The great thing about all this is you can try most if not all of them before you buy.
: : HTH,
: : John
: Ok. Thanks very much for explain!!!So, what do u think is better to this program: it's a program for one pc only (it's for a church) and has a database of 15000 persons.I think Flash Filer 2 is better for that, right??
: -Sorry for my poor english and thx for all.
Flashfiler should work just fine. But, for your use, you may also want to check out one of the many ways of using a MSAccess database. Delphi includes methods of creating MSAccess databases already through the BDE. Another free source is
This is an open source project so it is free with source. The benefit of this is you can use MS Access to look at your files. There are many tools out there compatible with MS Access that you could take advantage of and you wouldn't have to spend anything.