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Lotus Approach and ADO

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Please can somebody let me know what the connection string would look like for an ADO connection to a local Lotus Approach .dbf file on my hard drive.

Im a little stuck as I dont know much about the ODBC Driver to use etc, so if you could let me know the connection string details for this (I think Approach uses DBASE, if thats any help)

Many thanks in advance
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by:peter57r
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You can probably link directly to the dbf file from within Access.
Files>GetExternalData>link tables

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If you just want to open Lotus notes database you can use this:

Shell ("CMD /C START NOTES://server_name/directory\database.NSF")
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Hi matt150279,

ODBC Driver for Lotus Notes
oConn.Open "Driver={Lotus NotesSQL 3.01 (32-bit) ODBC DRIVER (*.nsf)};" & _
           "Server=myServerName;" & _
           "Database=mydir\myDbName.nsf;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword" & _

Alan

Source: http://www.able-consulting.com/MDAC/ADO/Connection/ODBC_DSNLess.htm#ODBCDriverForLotusNotes
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Guys..  its not notes I want to connect to.  Its Approach.

I want to do this through code, rather than create a link to it through the database window.
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by:Alan Warren
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Some feed back on Lotus Approach ODBC Driver suggests that Approach uses the driver that is installed with CAE or the DB2 server by default:
http://dbforums.com/arch/39/2003/6/803960

More discussion here:
http://dbforums.com/arch/212/2002/10/547530

Alan
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Hi Hi matt150279,

How goes the battle, any joy?

Alan

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