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Bill Braun <[log in to unmask]>
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Medical Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 4 Mar 1996 22:38:09 GMT
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Your choice might rest on the degree of customization that you
think you want/need for your project.  I use Paradox from
Borland, which I think is terrific.  I build some fairly
sophisticated applications and need the minute control that
Paradox offers.
I have a copy of MS Access and have played with it
superficially.  The reviews I have read rate it on the light
side compared to Paradox and Fox Pro; however, it might be more
than sufficient for your needs.
My knowledge of Fox Pro is anecdotal.  I understand that it,
similar to Pradox in this respect, can be quite the work horse,
very powerful.
I will add that Paradox 7 arrived with many "experts" included.
 They have made it increasingly easier to develop a nice
application by stepping your way through the "expert".
May or may not have helped..."a little knowledge is dangerous!"
If you have specific questions on Paradox, e-mail me; I'd be
glad to respond.
Bill Braun
"Arizona Area Health Education Centers - Patricia A. Auflick"
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I would like some feedback from Medlibbers on their preference for
>database software.  I will be setting up a database of tobacco/smoking
>patient & consumer educational items.  We mostly use dBase 3+ in my
>office.  Several individuals have tried version 4 and hated it.  I
>haven't seen or heard anything about version 5 yet.  I have tried FoxPro
>and would put that at the bottom of my list.  I have not yet tried
>MicroSoft's Access.  Any thoughts/comments?