Thanks for your reply.
I researched EXTENSIVELY regarding relational database development with forms and SQL on the target platform (Win Ce 2.11 handheld). PHP, ASP, JPS are not supported on Pocket IE (same as IE 3.0).
The nearest thing I found that works for developing "native" databases in the target environment is Syware Visual Ce ($130), but the newest version does not support the target platform, so cab files would have to be downloaded from Syware to make Visual Ce backward compatible.
Pocket Access is the database included with Win Ce 2.11 on my handheld. If you're an Embedded Visual Basic programmer then that would be the obvious IDEAL solution. The biggest limitation I am aware of is that Pocket Access has a 67,000 record limit. Darn.
Please understand that I am not trying to complicate things. On the contrary, I've learned enough about what I'm trying to do to be dangerous. My prototype database works great on my desktop. Life would be wonderful if all I had to do was drag and drop it using ActiveSync, but no such luck.
Suggest away, please. Seeing my prototype Access 2002 database for yourself would clarify most everything, I bet. If you were just look to at it and then envision what it would take to emulate it on the target platform of Pocket IE or the equivalent IE 3.0.
I really look forward to hearing back from you!