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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2003 2:40 pm    Post subject: A VDSDB Query Reply with quote

I use the VDSDB.DLL to access an Access database and have managed to suss out all the connection strings required.

But I'd now like to read and write data to Excel files and Text files using the ODBC drivers available in most Windows installations.

However I am finding great difficulty in tracking down what syntax the connection strings should have i.e.


Code:
   
REM The LIST listdsns has already been created earlier in the code
%a = c:\dev\data
LIST ASSIGN,listdsns,@DB(drivers)
   %1 = Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)
   %2 = Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)
   %3 = Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)
   IF @EQUAL(@COUNT(listdsns),0)
     WARN You have no odbc drivers installed! System will stop.
     STOP
   ELSE
     IF @MATCH(listdsns,%1)
      DB SETUP,%1,DSN=Flight,UID=admin,PWD=,DataDirectory=,DBQ=%a\flight.mdb
      WARN A new Access Database is being created for the Data Tables. Please WAIT!
       DIALOG CURSOR,WAIT
      WAIT 30
     ELSE
       WARN You do not have a %1 installed
      STOP
     END
     IF @MATCH(listdsns,%2)
      DB SETUP,%2,DSN=Bordereau,UID=,PWD=,DBQ=%a\flight.xls
      WARN A new Excel Spreadsheet is being created for the Bordereau. Please WAIT!
       DIALOG CURSOR,WAIT
      WAIT 20
     ELSE
       WARN You do not have a %2 installed!@CR()We'll attempt to install a text database for Bordereaux!
       IF @MATCH(listdsns,%3)
        DB SETUP,%3,DSN=BorderText,UID=,PWD=,DBQ=%a\
        WARN A new Text file is being created for the Bordereau. Please WAIT!
         DIALOG CURSOR,WAIT
        WAIT 20
       ELSE
         WARN You do not have a %3 installed!
       END
     END   
   END


Can anyone point in the direction of some documentation for what these connection strings should say?

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://msdn.microsoft.com/? Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoochhh!

I have tried there! Microsoft want to encourage other methods of accessing data and thus have withdrawn any sort of sensible help on the MSDN pages...

Unless you know better?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No... Sad

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