> From one Microsoft product to another?  MS products have to be consistent
> to support their marketing strategy of not working with anything else and
> blaming it on everybody else being "non-standard."

That's not the point. There is nothing Microsoft related here. It seems to
me that you do not use Windows, right ?

The point is that you can switch (using the ODBC panel control) from one
database to another without modifying the code. You even do not have to
rebuild your application! So you can transparently use any database, your
application do not have to know what is used. It just has to conform to


PS : I'am not a Microsoft fan, but at least we should try to not spread
     out false idea, we do know as team Ada members that this is annoying :)

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