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    11 comments  ·  Access (Desktop Application)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Sascha Trowitzsch commented  · 

    Indeed ODBCDirect had been a highly underestimated feature. IMO that's due the fact that formerly SQL servers were rather expensive and that developers had to much respect too the complexity of SQL servers. So only a few complained when it deprecated.
    Times changed and now we have a bunch of free DBMS engines. Not only MSSQL but also Oracle Express, DB2 Express, MySQL/MariaDB, Postgres, Firebird,... and maybe SQLite, some of them being rising stars if you look at db-engines.com. I personally use MariaDB for the backend as it also runs on LINUX.
    ADODB is no solution because many DBMS don't offer appropriate OLEDB Providers (unstable, unperformant) and the MS-ODBC-Provider is a senseless bottleneck.
    MS took off the Access Projects and recommended ODBC as an interface while making to handle this more difficult in removing ODBCDirect at the same time. I never understood that.
    So I would vote for bringing ODBCDirect back in a first step and further adjust that interface in ACEDAO to a more modern state.

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