Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
XP is just a number
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
wfsp wrote:
Translating the Access db (tables, queries, forms, reports, etc.) into Perl/MySQL/HTML would be a mammoth task, risky, but I think doable. I'm well aware of the view that tinkering with old, creaking legacy dbs is dangerous (been there, done that).

If tinkering with old, creaky legacy is dangerous, then why upgrade at all? "Office 2010 is being launched," you write, but by whom? Why at your office?

If you must upgrade, could it be three years in the future, giving you time to develop your own solution?

Is it possible to test the Microsoft upgrade path for feasibility, just as you might pilot a migration away from an MS-centric approach?

Just documenting all that your system does, and that a new system would be required to do, might help planning how you might pursue either approach.


In reply to Re: OT: Moving a legacy MS Access db to a nix/MySQL server by gnosti
in thread OT: Moving a legacy MS Access db to a nix/MySQL server by wfsp

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others taking refuge in the Monastery: (10)
    As of 2014-10-20 08:25 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      For retirement, I am banking on:










      Results (73 votes), past polls