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approach front end to SQL back

approach front end to SQL back

approach front end to SQL back

We are using SQL server 2000 with Access front end.  We're not satisfied with Access and want to use Approach as the front end.  I've found no information on how to connect these.  If you have any ideas, please help.  I want to do some tests but I couldn't install the SQL server on my laptop this time (it did 6 months ago) in order to do some tests.  Please advice.


RE: approach front end to SQL back

I'm afraid you'll find Approach just as disappointing as Access with SQL Server. It's slow and quite buggy. They are both desktop databases and as such the database engine runs on the desktop. So not only are they unable to exploit the SQL Server engine but also fetch hugh amounts of raw data over the network to process on the client.

It's easy to open SQL Server tables in Approach - from the menu File - Open. Either use the built in SQL Server file type or using the MS ODBC Driver, create a DSN and in Approach select ODBC Data Sources as the file type.

Paul Bent
Northwind IT Systems

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