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Connect to Access with a DOS program?

Connect to Access with a DOS program?

Connect to Access with a DOS program?


Sorry if this is a silly question, but is it possible to write a dos program that can connect to an Acess Database on the network server and retrieve some data? If so where can I find the information.



RE: Connect to Access with a DOS program?

I'm not sure of any DOS program that can directly open up Access files...but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist

I'm using a DOS program now that was developed with Visual FoxPro.  The data is stored in .DBF files.  Access can link/create/edit these files with an ODBC driver found at Microsofts Visual FoxPro site.

What I am doing is reverse of what you want though.  There might be other roadblocks to this idea...and this definately is not a direct solution to what you need.  

RE: Connect to Access with a DOS program?

You would need an ODBC DOS driver to perform this.  I am not aware of any.  However, Access can read a DOS file.

RE: Connect to Access with a DOS program?


However, Access can read a DOS file
If you were to use the dbf format then you could write the DOS application in a DOS version of FoxPro and read the files in Access. This gives you a clear upgrade path to Visual FoxPro if yo need to move across to Windows later.

Geoff Franklin

RE: Connect to Access with a DOS program?

OK -  I might be way off here, but by DOS do you just mean something that can be run from the command-line?  If so, a script like jscript or vbscript can do this using ADO.

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