• Subject: Re: data transfer: AS400 - Windows NT
  • From: "Roger Pence" <rp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 12:14:03 -0500

> I am trying to set up a reliable link between the company as400 server
database
> and Access on Windows NT with very limited success. I am using Client
Access to
> comunicate between the two systems.
>
> Direct ODBC seems impossible, because of the lack of support on our
as400-sql
> for file members. Upgrading the system is not an option (costs).
> The Data Transfer program looked like an alternative, but provides
unreliable
> results; when I compared the transferred text file with the original table
on
> the as400, some fields contained underscores whereas there should be
simple
> numbers such as '101' or '103'.
>
> Does anybody have experience with querying an as400 system from a windows
> machine without any need to reprogram the as400? I would like to stress
this
> last point, because there is no expertise in house for this.

Use OLE DB! Why are people ignoring this for this task!

I've emailed you an Access example, Marco.

rp


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