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<Steven James>
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Has anyone used a Microsoft Access (mdb) file to read from when developing Web Focus reports?

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<Vipul>
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No but what's the issue?

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<Steven James>
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I have a request from my department to access Microsoft Access databases for reporting via WebFocus. Do you know of any way?
 
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Virtuoso
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Steven,

You CAN report from a Microsoft access database with WebFOCUS. We have WebFOCUS on Windows NT/2000. All you need to do is put the Access DB on the Windows machine where the WFServer is and then register the Access DB as a data source in control panel. I can't remember off hand how to do this but I know you can do it.
 
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<Vipul>
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Hey Steven,

It is same 9 yards as when you want to use webfocus with any other db. You need to set up the webfocus environment and then you'll be in business.

For starters for example from your own development/proof of concept you will need IIS, dev studio and access db on your pc. add remote server and configure db adapter (for access)thro your webconsole. Set up your environment in dev studio...you are in business.

This is a basic overview of setting up webfocus locally.

I hope this helps.

Vipul
 
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<Steven James>
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Thanks. When we are ready I will let you know the details of how we did it. Again, Thanks
 
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Also, Remenber there my be a licensing Issue.
 
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if you set up an odbc connection, i don't believe there is a licensing issue. if you want the piece that writes to access, thenyou'll need an extra chunk from ibi. At least in my exp. that's the way its been.
 
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The Best way to be sure if there may be a license issue it contact to account rep. In general WebFOCUS include 1 relational adapter.
 
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Is there a way to access the MDB file without setting up ODBC and just use the MS Access adapter?

I tried doing that and I get an error when creating a synonym (looks like it's looking for an ODBC data source).

Thanks,
Dan


Dev: WebFOCUS 7.6.10, Data Migrator 7.6.10
QA: WebFOCUS 7.6.10, Data Migrator 7.6.10
Prod: WebFOCUS 7.6.2, Data Migrator 7.6.8
Windows 2K3, Tomcat 5.5.17, IIS 6
Usage: HTML, PDF, Excel, Self-serve, BID and MRE
 
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<JG>
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for MS ACCESS you must use the ODBC/JET connection.
 
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This worked for me..

I had local access database. I created ODBC for it.
In the WF adapter, I selected MS Access adapter and gave the name which I used to create ODBC for that access source.
It worked good.


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Thanks. That's what I thought so.


Dev: WebFOCUS 7.6.10, Data Migrator 7.6.10
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Prod: WebFOCUS 7.6.2, Data Migrator 7.6.8
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