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On 02/07/2012 05:05 PM, e-letter wrote:
On 07/02/2012, Pertti Rönnberg<>  wrote:
After reading Dan’s “Chapter 8” I realized that LO-Base is The solution
when a database of medium size/complexity is needed, either using the
embedded HSQLDB or connecting to an external “real” database engine
(e.g. MySQL or SQLite). Very much like MSAccess but free – no costs.
In your experience, when is it better to use the embedded database
instead of a client-server database?

The idea behind client-server is that while one accesses a database and that others may be accessing the same database. The DMS is "intelligent" enough to process updates, etc. without causing problems. With Base, you are using the Base as the client interface with "server" database.

Embedded database engines are better for stand alone applications. Often they are easier to access, open and go, while a client-server database will require more steps such as logging in for access.

I usually use Base as a front end to MariaDB because I prefer it over the embedded engine as if MariaDB was actually embedded (yes it is more work initially)

Jay Lozier

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