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From "Matt Egyhazy" <mw...@virginia.edu>
Subject Re: Is there a native JDBC driver for MS Access?
Date Sun, 07 Apr 2002 04:50:27 GMT
i agree, access is a very poor choice of db for ANY production system.

matt
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2002 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: Is there a native JDBC driver for MS Access?


>
>
> On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Adrian Beech wrote:
>
> > Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:38:45 +1000
> > From: Adrian Beech <a.beech@bigpond.net.au>
> > Reply-To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > To: Tomcat Users List <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> > Subject: Re: Is there a native JDBC driver for MS Access?
> >
> > Ummmmm, okay then how stable is the JDBC/ODBC bridge?  As I previously
> > mentioned in my initial posting some bits and peices that I've read
suggest
> > that this method of connecting to a DB back end is, or can be, a little
> > dodgy.  The comments basically revolved around the premise that the
bridge
> > is not capable of being threaded and it is considered by Sun to still be
> > experimental.  I got the impression that there is potential for data
loss or
> > corruption along with performance related issues.
> >
>
> The JDBC/ODBC bridge is not appropriate for use in a multithreaded
> environment like a servlet container.  Also, lots of people have had
> problems trying to use MS Access (designed for personal desktop use) in
> environments like this, even with a for-pay JDBC driver.
>
> I'd start by choosing a different database.
>
> > I guess I really need to know if it is reasonable to use Tomcat to host
an
> > environment that relies on this sort of DB connectivity.
> >
> > Adrian
> > a.beech@bigpond.net.au
> >
>
> Craig
>
>
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