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From <develo...@wexwarez.com>
Subject Re: Is there a native JDBC driver for MS Access?
Date Sun, 07 Apr 2002 01:55:34 GMT
mysql, postgresql, anything but ms access even sqlserver would be  vast
improvement. 

On Sat, 6 Apr 2002, Sriram N wrote:

> 
> --- "Craig R. McClanahan" <craigmcc@apache.org> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 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.
> 
> How about MySQL (http://www.mysql.org) ? They have a type 4 JDBC driver.
> Is this OK in a multithreaded environment ?
> 
> > 
> > > 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
> > 
> Sriram
> 
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