Well, if you are using Access you are restricted to Delphi 2.0 if you plan
on not using ODBC. If you choose Paradox on the other hand both are
supported with the BDE. We are currently using Paradox for the same
reasons. Our current project is 16-bit and the biggest problem, other than
cost, of scaling up to Interbase is the installtion nightmare it creates
for your end users, if they want to run it on the network.
I vote for paradox. When setup right it is very fast and effecient. Be
sure to make Primary Keys for your indexes because the secondary ones don't
do squat when using TQuery.
Andrew H. Grilk
Securities Data Co.
Quote:> I'm just getting ready to start a new project using Delphi and I would
> some opinions as to what database to chose for a network installed
> for multi-user access. I can not recommend a interbase or SQL server
> solution (too costly) and hence have to make a choice between Paradox and
> Access. Which database is the best choice for a multi-user network
> installed database and what issues should I beware of(not sure if I'm
> Delphi 1 or 2 yet either).