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Is there an easy way to use VB 6 to access (only need to read, not write) data from Btrieve for Novell?  The data is coming from an old version of the Great Plains accounting, which uses Btrieve.

Would I need to buy some kind of ODBC driver?
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i think you have to buy odbc driver
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You'll need to buy an ODBC driver... and have the BTrieve runtime DLLs loaded.  I use the BTrieve runtime from SmithWare which came with the SmithWare DDF Builder application.  It works fine for me.  The best/fastest BTrieve ODBC driver I've used is Intersolv (www.intersolv.com).  Their DataDirect series includes an excellent 32-bit ODBC driver.

HTH.
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So, if I buy an ODBC driver, I still need to buy a "runtime DLL" ???

The client already has Access 2.0 tables linked to Btrieve data, so does that mean they already have a runtime DLL?  If so, will it work with the new ODBC drivers?

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If they're already running BTrieve, they'll have the BTrieve runtime DLLs.  To access their existing data, you'll just need to get the 32-bit ODBC driver.

Good luck!
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Even if they're running an old version of Btrieve for Novell?


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Someone told me that I need at least Btrieve 6.15 to use 32-bit ODBC.  What I don't know is whether I can have the Pervasive software Btrieve 6.15 workstation engine working with an older version of Btrieve on the server.


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