Dare: Why? Certainly preference will take a big role. For me, it's big enough that I'd drop Query/400 without a second thought if the SQL Development Kit was going to be included. But beyond preference, there's the initial item that you asked about: cost. Why pay for something that's unnecessary? QM is essentially as easy and does more and you're going to buy the whole kit, so why add Query/400? Why add the dollar cost? And why add the maintenance cost? You'll possibly need to track and apply Query/400 PTFs in addition to the SQL PTFs that you'll need to do anyway. Even without the full kit, you'd still want to maintain the database PTFs so Query/400 works reliably, and with the full kit, you'll want to do the full SQL setup anyway including setting SQL statement permissions for example (so it's no additional effort); why add the maintenance effort for Query/400? But preference can't be argued. If you like it, that's reason enough. Tom Liotta On Tue, 22 January 2002, "Oludare" wrote: > Tom, all that is possible but why go through all that trouble. All tools > have their pros and cons and some tools are better used for certain > purposes. Remember your preference may not be mine, and in this case > obviously not! > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > Dare: > > On Fri, 18 January 2002, "Dare" wrote: > > > Lastly, Query is a qiuck report writer, reusable, not too > > complex, can be learn quickly, and not as dangerous to give to beginners. > > I have to reply that prompted (not SQL) QM queries are almost as simple as > Query/400. And it shouldn't be any more dangerous since you can control > which SQL statements may be used for each user -- if you only grant access > to SELECT, that's all the user can do. > > Further, once the basics are learned, the reporting can be more > sophisticated. Query reuse is better through QM than through Query/400 since > queries and report forms can be mixed in various combinations in QM. -- Tom Liotta The PowerTech Group, Inc. 19426 68th Avenue South Kent, WA 98032 Phone 253-872-7788 Fax 253-872-7904 http://www.400Security.com ___________________________________________________ The ALL NEW CS2000 from CompuServe Better! Faster! More Powerful! 250 FREE hours! Sign-on Now! http://www.compuserve.com/trycsrv/cs2000/webmail/
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