Donald Pasewark wrote: > I have a new project that's going to be an e-commerce website for Video > and DVD products. / > I want to make sure that the database will be flexible enough that if > the site gets really big that we won't have to modify the DB much. > > I have had some experience with sites that are semi dynamic, running off > a database that was just huge text file. !? Sweet mother of ... > My question is what should I be looking at to create a database for this > project? Can I run a Db from an excel file or a file maker file, or > something else? Yes, "something else". MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle -- all good, if at different price points :-) But you want an actual relational database. Really. HTH, and best of luck, -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.