[thelist] Help with Database

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Tue May 31 20:43:37 CDT 2005

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
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