jimh at nerdsonsite.com
Sat Jun 8 11:46:01 EDT 2002
I am very new to RR and have been lurking on this
list for a while.
I have a project which I developed in VB6 and would
like to recreate in RR and would like to know if
this is a suitable first-try project, using RR trial
I have created a relational database in Access 2000,
with mutiple linked tables. It's a computer retail
pricing and quotation system, storing parts pricing
information, customer information, and quotation
information for custom-built computer systems. The
front-end is written in Visual Basic 6, making
extensive use of flexgrid and datagrid controls for
displaying the results of SQL queries (not stored),
and inputting data. I have also used some direct
Windows API calls.
So far this application has been used in-house so
some minor bugs haven't been too important, but I am
thinking about limited distribution with some minor
modifications for a different sort of use.
I would like to cut down on the number of files
included with the installation package, as well as
the overall size of the package. It seems to me that
RR will allow me to achieve those goals.
I have some concern about the objects available for
data access in RR. Are there objects that are the
equivalent of the flexgrid, datagrid and data
controls that are part of VB? If not, are there
uncomplicated ways to duplicate their function?
If I use my existing Access database, must I use
ODBC? I have used ADO and DAO with VB in the past.
Lastly, will the limitations of the RR trial version
restrict what I can do to the point of making it
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