Best way to communicate data to and from VB6 running Access databases and a mySQL database on the web?
Posted on 2009-05-08
The title pretty much says it. I have a VB6 application that uses Access databases. I now have the need to pass data to and from a mySQL database on a website.
I would need to import selected records (coded into Access through VB6), export new data to the database, and be able to update selected mySql records.
ODBC and all that does not seem to be an option as this app runs on 200+ stand-alone desktops across the US and I dont want to get into all the local modifications that would be necessary. I have also read on this site that VB6, Access, and mysql dont play well together. XML has been suggested to me as the best vehicle to use for the communication.
I've found some solutions on this site for reading and creating XML data, so that is doable. But is it the best way?
What's your advice, experts?
Thanks in advance for any help.