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    Unanswered: SQL alternative

    Started working with a customer on improving his processes. He has a few SQL programmers doing selections, reformats, and reports. That area is growing and I was curious if there are other applications/tools that can be used to accomplish what appears to be rather basic data processing without the overkill of SQL?

    Bob

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    overkill???
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    overkill???
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    I guess my use of the word overkill was a mistake. I was hoping to find out if there are easier tools for less technical people to use. Similar to using a mnemonic programming language versus Cobol.

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    SQL Server Reporting Services sounds like exactly what you want to me.

    There are many other reporting tools that can use SQL Server data. Anything I've seen that supports ODBC can access SQL Server.

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    Whoa - if he doesn't want the "overkill" of SQL then suggesting Reporting Services is wayyyy off, isn't it?

    How about Access, Bob? Have you checked it out? It has forms, reports, data entry, etc and most folks find it easy to develop for and easy to use.

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    Well, 2000 and 2003 were easy to develop for.
    Access 2007 sucks royally.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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