I know both these programs are used to build databases. What I want to know is which one is better at doing it? I've used Access, but no SQL. What I am aiming to do is to be able to build a database to store band names and bios and info. like that. Also, I would like to build a separate database to store information from forums I would have on my site (I assume this is how forums are done). Basically I would like to create a forums somewhat similar to this one. I was hoping some of you guys have worked with SQL or other database programs and could give me some additional info. about them. Also, I would appreciate it if Julio could maybe post a comment about how this forum was constucted and with which program. Thanks for the help!!!