where should i store my data: text file or a database?

Discussion in 'Java' started by David, Jul 28, 2003.

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    David Guest

    i'm a jackaroo, sorry 4 my stupid question.

    my assignment required to detect data transfer error, as part of it, i need
    to store some info, which one is easier to be achieved: a text file or a

    i code it with JDK1.3.1+ Win2000, but i have to test it on Linux, if i use
    database, how can i configure the environment.
    David, Jul 28, 2003
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    Bruce Lewis Guest

    Sounds like you want Hypersonic SQL (hsqldb).
    Bruce Lewis, Jul 28, 2003
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    Roedy Green Guest

    It is much simpler to store data is a flat file. You may have some
    trouble finding some data transfer errors. With self-correcting
    modems, and the TCP/IP retransmit you don't get errors
    the way you used to, just disconnects.

    You can use a digest/checksum to ensure a file arrived intact. I
    would think that would likely be what your prof has in mind. See
    http://mindprod.com/jgloss/digest.html and
    Roedy Green, Jul 29, 2003
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