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MS Access as Pervasive Front End

MS Access as Pervasive Front End

Can MS Access be used as a Pervasive Front End with read/write/insert access?

RE: MS Access as Pervasive Front End

Short answer: It depends but probably.
Long answer: If you have an ODBC driver for Pervasive and can access your data through ODBC and your database is setup in a way that is Access can handle then you should be able to read/write data to the Pervasive database. For example, if your Pervasive table doesn't have a unique key, Access probably won't be able to insert / update records.

Are you having a specific issue? If so, what is the error / behavior?


RE: MS Access as Pervasive Front End

ODBC is set-up. We haven't tried to use Access yet to modify and insert, so far we only use it to read. I've tried using Excel to modify data in Pervasive but I always got an error, but yet I was able to use Excel via ODBC to inset and modify in a MS SQL Server database using the same method. So I just figured Access wouldn't work either. I've got a colleague who claims he can do it, so I sit back and wait to see it work. Maybe in the process I'll learn how to make Excel work as well.

RE: MS Access as Pervasive Front End

What error were you seeing from Excel? I've seen it work from both Excel and Access. I've seen it fail from both too. A lot depends on the data itself.


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