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RESUMate RDB file

Posted on 2006-07-12
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I want to link or import RESUMate rdb files in Access.  I believe that the rdb file type is Oracle.  How do I setup the ODBC to recognize this file type?

I think that I need an Oracle provided rdb ODBC driver.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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If this is indeed an Oracle db, then you'd need to have the correct driver for the database type installed on your machine. You'd then click File - Get External Data - Import, and build a New DSN, using the driver you install. The wizard is pretty thorough in this respect, and allows you to test your connection.

That said, I'd be surprised if you could indeed do this ... I'm betting the database is pretty well locked down in terms of "reading" the design.
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When you have Oracle installed, then the ODBC application (Start/Settings/Control panel) should recognize this type.
Otherwise install the Oracle drivers and use the ODBC application.

Nic;o)
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by:dotthei
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Thank you for the rapid response.

My goal is to can a couple of reports that the RESUMate app does not provide.  I am not the user and I rarely visit the site which contains the user(s).  The report tools package has been purchased but requires some command that eludes the user(s).

I am not interested in the application design.  I just want user friendly reports.

All developers please keep this in mind - the data belongs to the customer.  Please, do not build in any mechanism that limits or prevents access to that data.

In the future, when we seek new employees, we will need them to have experience, and expertise, with an application that is in limited distribution.  Or, we could hire an Oracle developer - overkill.

It is my data.
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I agree about the data ... all my licensing specifically states that the DATA belongs to the customer, and I provide them easy mechanisms to export that data to many different formats ...

and I didn't mean to imply that you were doing anything underhanded, BTW, just pointing out that most commercial apps tend to hide their design.
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Well, the rdb format is not Oracle.  They have simply renamed the extension on an Access database.  It's an older version of Access, but you can either open it (don't try to convert) or link to it.  We have an Access based reporting front end, that also can do automated emails and posting of Jobs to a website, if you were interested.

Richard R. Schroth, CCP

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