I need an application that will allow me to save email messages from a forum and cross reference them by email address, topic, keywords, date etc. in order to make a easily searchable database out of the information contained within the emails.Well, XE doesn't "ship" with taht kind of applicaiton, nor do I know sample applications that do exactly would you are searching for. But XE could be a platform. This depends on how much of the application you expect to implement yourself and how many users would use that application. The "free version" of Oracle Database (Express Edition aka XE) is limited in various ways, e.g. to use just one CPU at a time and not more than one GB memory in total, as well as (of release 11.2) 11 GB for user data on your disk. So, if this is application shall be used by only a few users and you'll find 11 GB enough for your database, XE can be sufficient. See the [url http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17781_01/license.112/e18068/toc.htm]Licensing Information for all details.
I know next to nothing about database software so am asking if the free version of Oracle will do what I need.
963683 wrote:Looks like you are looking for a off-the-shelf application.
I need an application that will allow me ...