Revolution, MySQL vs FileMaker - Part II
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').
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
> 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
> 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.
> 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.
>> Javier Miranda V.
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