Is this possible in RR?

Frank D. Engel, Jr. fde101 at fjrhome.net
Mon Aug 16 10:38:46 EDT 2004


>> Question: These records would typically be over 5000 animals with 
>> possibly 20 to 30 records each. Would I use a SQL database, XML, 
>> Arrays, or cards to store the data? (sorry, I've still a lot to 
>> learn, obviously!!!)
>
> Rev binded to Valentina (local DB) and PostgreSQL (remote DB)...
>

You could also use PostgreSQL locally and save yourself some licensing 
costs.

I would advise you NOT to store the data internally to the application, 
since you will probably want to use standalones when distributing to 
the various locations (otherwise each location would need a Rev 
license), and the data would be lost when closing the program if the 
data is stored internally in a standalone.

I would suggest (as an example) that you set up a local database at 
each location (PostgreSQL would be fine, and it is free) which would 
store the information locally, and use a central server at some other 
location to pool the data for all of the different locations together 
for the central staff.  Include a feature in the program you distribute 
to the different locations to upload any modifications to the central 
server when a connection is present.

There are of course other ways to do this, but this would be one 
example you might consider.



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