Revolution, MySQL vs FileMaker - Part II

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Tue Sep 26 20:21:38 EDT 2006


Ooops! Forgot: FM Pro allows you to create standalone DB front-ends  
for the clients to access the data, so if you want a 'rich' client  
experience that could be the way to go (again, limited to 5  
connections for an FM Pro 'server').

Cheers,

Luis.


On 27 Sep 2006, at 1:19, Luis wrote:

> Insofar as I can remember FM Pro allows 5 connections to a client  
> running the database, so a client can effectively be a limited  
> 'server'.
> You don't need a a copy of FM on every client box, you can use a  
> browser to get at the data (on FM Server and even in the above  
> scenario) although some things are unavailable for display on the  
> browser.
> You don't install the Rev stack on client machines, you create an  
> app that then queries the MySQL (or whatever) database.
> Try Rev and see how far you go.
>
> I recall seeing a tool to export FM to MySQL, let me know if you  
> need it and I'll hunt around.
> Have you seen fx.php? http://www.iviking.org/FX.php/     Might be  
> worth giving it a go if you're ok with php.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Luis.
>
>
>
> On 26 Sep 2006, at 20:16, Javier Miranda V. wrote:
>
>> While not trying to initiate a "war" , I would like to know if the  
>> process of migrating from FileMaker to a Revolution/MySQL will  
>> compensate the effort. Here is situation:
>>
>> I'm in the final stages of building an Application for Document  
>> Management using FileMaker, it works fine, presenting a very  
>> polished interface and variety of options but ....
>>
>> The cost for the client would be to high considering the price of  
>> the solution itself plus a copy of Filemaker Server (7, 8 or 8.5)  
>> and a copy of FileMaker for every user in the LAN!
>>
>> I understand that the functionality of a server/client can be  
>> accomplished using the Revolution/MySQL pair Installing MySQL in  
>> the Server along with the Revolution Stack, then installing client  
>> Stack in the users machines. Is this true? Is this the real  
>> configuration of the a server/client solution? Are there any other  
>> considerations/software needed? I'm missing something? Or I'm  
>> totally wrong?
>>
>> Sorry for my ignorance, I'm sure you RevPeople will help.
>>
>> Saludos,
>>
>> Javier Miranda V.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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