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Old July 22nd, 2006, 05:12 AM
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Hello all . . . :)

I'm creating an application in VB6 and i using MySQL database for my data storing.

The question is a good idea to release my application accompanied by MySQL server ? ? ?

If is not a good idea what else can i do for ? ? ?

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Old July 31st, 2006, 11:59 AM
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If your application is developed against a certain environment (such as a data environment), it is almost certainly going to need that evironment to be present to run properly.

If you expect that the specific data environment will not be present, but a different one will, then you can test the waters (so to speak), and have your application adapt accordingly—but you will need advance knowledge of exactly what you will encounter, and will need to write explicit alternate code to handle that situation. (Usually that which I'm describing is impossible, given time and finances restrictions.)

If the app only pulls info from the database, and it doesn;t pull much, you can write the app to be able to receive input from the keyboard when the database is not present.

But I suspect you will need to add the DB to the materials included in the installation.
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for sure the client's computer needs to have MySql installed, otherwise your app will not even start.
Are you sure that you really need MySql? If yes than you need to add it in the distribution packet, otherwise can you use something simpler like a flat file? You stated that you use MySql for "data storing", but you did not tell us if you need a full database capability or not.
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I know that i need to release either the MySQL Server with my application. Also i need to create a huge database that will storring a big amount of informations. The question is : is good idea to release my application and the MySQL server together ? ? ?

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You do not have to, you can have two separate installations. but if your app will work only with MySql, I do not see why you should keep them separated
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