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Hi, a database is to move to MacOSX. Exchange format would be CSV. There are 13 fields, all containing text, some more than 4000 characters. About 2000 records make for 2MB. Essential is AND search. It should also be easy to use, people who create fields this big should not be allowed near FileMaker... Which would be too expensive, anyway. Limit $40. I only found iData. Is there really nothing else? -- Tobias Weber...

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    Default [simple database] only iData?

    Hi,
    a database is to move to MacOSX. Exchange format would be CSV.
    There are 13 fields, all containing text, some more than 4000 characters.
    About 2000 records make for 2MB.

    Essential is AND search. It should also be easy to use, people who create
    fields this big should not be allowed near FileMaker...

    Which would be too expensive, anyway. Limit $40.

    I only found iData. Is there really nothing else?

    --
    Tobias Weber

    Tobias Weber Guest

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    In <BB378D03.15E88%towbgmx.net> Tobias Weber wrote:
    > Hi,
    > a database is to move to MacOSX. Exchange format would be CSV.
    > There are 13 fields, all containing text, some more than 4000
    > characters. About 2000 records make for 2MB.
    >
    > Essential is AND search. It should also be easy to use, people who
    > create fields this big should not be allowed near FileMaker...
    >
    > Which would be too expensive, anyway. Limit $40.
    >
    > I only found iData. Is there really nothing else?
    MySQL is free. m.

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    14.07.2003 0:52 Uhr matt neuburg wrote:
    > In <BB378D03.15E88%towbgmx.net> Tobias Weber wrote:
    >> a database is to move to MacOSX. Exchange format would be CSV.
    >> There are 13 fields, all containing text, some more than 4000
    >> characters. About 2000 records make for 2MB.
    >>
    >> Essential is AND search. It should also be easy to use, people who
    > MySQL is free. m.
    But I'd have to write an interface. The generic ones are way too
    complicated.

    I had done a test import with AppleWorks, but it only got the first 200
    chars of each field. Don't know whether this is a general limitation or only
    applies to CSV import. Help doesn't mention maximum values for field types.

    --
    Tobias Weber

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    15.07.2003 16:59 Uhr matt neuburg wrote:
    > Oh. So now you want something more perfectly suitable than perfectly
    > suitable? m.
    Or even cheaper. Anyway, I'm allowed to ask, am I not? Other people even
    gave recommendations like EagleData (Freeware), but iData still beats it. So
    I've made up my mind. Thanks for your help.

    --
    Tobias Weber

    Tobias Weber Guest

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    Default Re: [simple database] only iData?

    While databases are under discussion, I'll ask an earlier question once
    again.

    The Now Contact address book application, which I find pretty nice has
    an auxiliary "helper app" (I guess it's really a control panel) called
    QuickContact which is even nicer.

    The QuickContact CP puts an icon in the menu bar. Using a pull down
    menu from this icon, you can very quickly find, read, and copy to the
    clipboard any individual entry from within the database, without opening
    the much larger primary Now Contact app (and obviously without any
    ability to edit or modify the item or the database).

    It's very handy. I'd like to have a a more general text database with
    the same auxiliary quick read-only access capability. Is there such?
    AES/newspost Guest

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    Enough <enoughidontcare.com> wrote:
    > In article <BB378D03.15E88%towbgmx.net>, Tobias Weber <towbgmx.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > I only found iData. Is there really nothing else?
    >
    > AppleWorks. It's probably already on the Mac.
    No - AppleWorks won't handle a field with 4000 characters
    Strider Guest

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