ilias wrote:well I beleive that the type of the database is not a problem (actually is an mdb. I used kexi from koffice to browse and convert the database to other forms). I can convert it, can't I.
What API is that? and what tools are these you're talking about?
MDB - as in MS-Access? The first thing I would recommend is to install MySQL and export your database into that (personally I prefer PostgreSQL, but the user oriented tools are probably better for MySQL). Once you have the data in more common DBMS you can then access it from most programming languages (not many support MS-Access
It would help to know
- what distro you are running
- what calculations you are performing and for what purpose (i.e. will you be processing the data, and feeding it back into the database, do you need to make it available online, do you need to create a report or graphs from the data, etc.)
- What the structure of your database is, e.g. is it very complex with lots of tables or is it just a single table
If you post back I should be able to give you more advice.