Bento for database

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  1. discman macrumors newbie

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    I've been using MS Access for years on PC to keep track of about 500 names between a couple different groups. And then started using on my macbook with Parallels. But I would prefer using a mac native app for this. So I'm wondering if Bento would be a good choice and if so, how I can transfer the MS Access data to Bento? I'm also aware of File Maker Pro, but don't think I would really need everything it can do.

    Steve
     
  2. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    From the google:

     
  3. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    You might try using this on the Access data, which you should be able to bring over to Bento.

    mt
     
  4. TonyK macrumors 6502a

    TonyK

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    Back in the day of System 7, I used FileMaker Pro at a children's hospital. It was powerful at the time.

    Now I use Bento, but not because Bento meets all of my needs. I use it because there is Bento for the iPhone and my needs require me to have 2 databases with me when my wife shops for music.

    My view of this is Bento is a list maker of sorts. It does some very simple things well. Need something more complicated, you need to go one of two routes: 1) FileMaker Pro or 2) MySQL and a programmed front-end.

    Option 2 requires a lot more work but also gives you complete access via the SQL language. Option 1 is going to be more costly than option 2 but is also a TON easier.

    :)

    Take care,
     

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