I use Access for Death Clock, which doesn't have a large amount of data, but does have a large amount of traffic. Of course, I cache the _hell_ out of the data, so I only hit the back end when I absolutely have to. ======================================================================= Raymond Camden, Principal Spectra Compliance Engineer for Macromedia Email : jedimaster at macromedia.com ICQ UIN : 3679482 "My ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is." - Yoda > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of matthew garrett > Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 6:04 PM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: [thelist] is Access enough? > > Hello, > When it comes to data, how much is too much for Access? > > If I've got a db with maybe 12-15 tables (many of which will not > be related) > and the largest table has about 20 columns with hundreds of rows, > when does > it get to be to much? At 1,000? 5,000? 50,000? 500? > > The saving grace in this project is that it will not be accessed by many > people. Our audience might be 400 researchers around the world, > so not very > many at any one time will be on the site.