This is one way Base is more powerful than Access.
That's the whole point.
By not focusing on promoting Base as *the* generic client-side FOSS tool
for access to client-server RDBMs, they're missing a *HUGE* opportunity.
And since Rekall has vanished (despite being GPL), there's not much in
terms of database tools (that don't require programming) in the FOSS
world. Kexi isn't available anywhere else than on Linux and it's
missing critical functionality (e.g. support for composite keys).
Of course it one that keeps being kept quiet in the race to try to
make it seem as limited as Access (because weeus only know Access,
It's possible to use different programs to access the same data and
use it in different ways. Can Access be easily set-up as a networked
database and able to be read by multiple different users on different
machines at the same time as each other?
In a reasonable way only with MS's own SQL Server. For anything else you
afaik need to go through ODBC and the results are horrible. Trying to
use Access as a client-side tool for e.g. PostgreSQL is like watching a
glacier melt. At least it was the last time I tried. And that's not a
problem of PostgreSQL ODBC support, but of the way that Access works
with other databases than SQL Server.
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