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what database to use?

 
Tim Van Dijck
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I'm new in combining java with databases and I'm wondering which type of database I need
the requirements:

- the user doesn't need to install database software, just installing the application is enough
- certain users need to be able to edit the database without the need to recompile the project
 
Ulf Dittmer
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If this is a desktop app, then an embeddable DB like HSQLDB or Apache Derby might fit the bill. HSQLDB in particular stores its data in human-readable files, so a careful user could edit the DB by editing the file (provided the app doesn't use the DB at the same time).
 
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