If you wish to truly service your customer, try again. You won't be
disappointed. The complexity of any SQL server, or any file handler for
that matter, cannot be evaluated in 3 hours. A succinct description of your
scenario and difficulties will elicit a plethora of responses from this
There are situations where MySQL would not be an appropriate solution, but
if the schemas and applications are currently using a Jet DB (MS Access), I
think MySQL would probably be an acceptable fit.
There are solutions other than ODBC in connecting to a database as well.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christian Mercure" <christian_mercure@stripped>
Sent: Sunday, December 23, 2001 10:00 AM
Subject: Why I will stay with Microsoft SQL Server
> I am a database developer using Microsoft Access (all version : 97, 2000
> 2002).One of my customers asked me to evaluate an SQL server to install
> shared database on a server. My application is growing to 25 users and we
> want to evaluate moving the backend database to a more powerful, scalable
> and fault tolerant system.
> I downloaded a copy of MYSQL and the MyODBC software to evaluate it. At
> for a server licence it would be an interesting option. Unfortunately
> more than 3 hours of trial and efforts I am still unable to establish a
> connection to your server using an ODBC connector. Doing the same thing
> Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine was a delight. After 3 minutes I was
> able to connect to an SQL database server with no problems at all. I just
> dropped the whole thing.
> I will probably recommend my customer to pay a little more and go with
> Microsoft SQL Server. At least I know it works well.
> Christian Mercure
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