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Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Beginner
Jan 18, 2000

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Databases and Large Amounts of Data

Question:
I wrote a VB program that uses MS-Access (MDB) type data base using DAO . The application gathers a huge amount of information (25meg a week) and accesses the hard drive every 5 seconds. As the days pass the application gets slower and slower.

The question is what would be the best type of database or best way to handle that amount of information.

Answer:
At this rate, you're going to rapidly have more data than Access or DAO can handle efficiently. I'd suggest using SQL Server instead of Access. It will be quicker, especially since you can use ADO to access it. You can also use RDO if you don't have VB 6 installed.

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