ODBC connectivity in Outlook forms

I am trying to develop a kind of workflow automation application using outlook. I want to achieve database connectivity in that application and also write events for the controls I create in the form.Is it possible in Outlook97 or outlook2000?
neelaAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Piotr StrycharzSoftware/web developerCommented:
Yes, it is. As of controls' events: if you have button named 'Button1', Button1_Click() is the name of function which handles the click. So:
Sub Button1_Click()
  msgbox "Button1 Pressed
End Sub

Simple database access can also be achieved:
' setting DB Engine
Set myEngine = Application.CreateObject("DAO.dbEngine.35")
' Opening Database (with asking for ODBC Driver
Set mydb = myEngine.workspaces(0).OpenDatabase("DSN", 0, 0, ODBC;")
' Opening Record Set
Set rs = mydb.OpenRecordSet("SELECT * FROM table")
' Goto next record
rs.MoveNext

More details are at great (!!!) WWW Site:
http://www.slipstick.com/dev/database.htm 
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Outlook

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.