How can I access the MS-SQL server using HTTP protocol from Delphi application?
Microsoft SQL 2000 supports data access using HTTP protocol and XML format. This means it is possible to access the MS-SQL server from any computer that supports HTTP protocol without the need to install the MS-SQL client on this computer.
For example, I can user this query from a URL:
Delphi with Midas components allows an application to connect to many data base servers using the web connection component and remote data module. This however requires an application server to be in middle to act as broker between the data base server and the thin client.
My objective is to be able to connect to MS-SQL server from Delphi over HTTP protocol using a ClientDataSet like component directly without a need for an application server in the middle.
Does any one now of a method or a component available in the market to achieve this?
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