'bout Revolution and FireBird]

Alex Rice alex at mindlube.com
Thu Oct 2 15:02:01 EDT 2003

On Thursday, October 2, 2003, at 12:48  PM, Júlio César Ködel wrote:

> In Revolution, ODBC works with DSN, but ODBC Manager doesn't create 
> DSNs for
> remote databases (or am I wrong?).

ODBC can be used with remote databases. When creating the DSN you 
specify the hostname or IP address of the server.

Aside: for Win32 the ODBC setup is in Control Panels. For Mac OS X the 
ODBC Manager is useless- I recommend using the commercial one from 
IODBC instead.

> For me, I would install MySQL and work with it, 'cos it's a great 
> engine,
> but, for my costumers, the MySQL download and installation result in a 
> "I
> won't use this software because is huge and complicated to install". =\
> Firebird is my choice because it's small and it's a "point-and-click"
> install...
> I didn't see yet a possibility to make Revolution make the life of my
> costumer easier... =(

Are you confusing the database server with the database client 
libraries? No matter what database you choose, if it's running on a 
remote server, then the client user should not need to download and 
install the database- all they need is the client libraries, whether 
they be ODBC drivers, or revDB drivers.

Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software | http://mindlube.com

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