Subject Re: [ib-support] ACCESS clone with Firebird
Author Lester Caine
> I am trying to push usage of Firebird for some of my customers smaller
> apps (got to start somewhere!) and they always push MSACCESS because of
> QBE, front end feature, interoperability with MSoffice ....
> I know all the drawbacks of MSACCESS but it does not seem to be enough
> to deter people from using it.
> So .. does it exist something like MS-access, but powered by Firebird ?
> I believe there would be some market interest for such a product.

Not with the same 'facilities'. I have replaced several
Access applications with IBO/Firebird and given the customer
back some semblance of a fast responce time. One application
was taking 90 seconds to save a change - could not see how
to make Access any quicker, but the replacemnt application
runs on three machines and gives almost instant responces -
since the input was from telephone enquiries ...

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services