I know I am repeating David Wright, but you should consider using VA-RPG
instead of VB.

VA-RPG can access DB/2 files, ODBC files and PC files all in one program.
It doesn't *seem* to read the DB/2 files using ODBC, but it may behind the
scenes.  It seems to be fairly quick.

VA-RPG is my first choice for getting AS/400 DB2 data to a PC, or ODBC data
on a PC into the AS/400.  I have written a series of VA-RPG programs that
get an exported PC Btrieve file, import it to an AS/400 DB2 file, then an
AS/400 program that does some manipulation, then a VA-RPG file that imports
from another DB2 file into an Access database.

Yes, VB is faster to write code in than VA-RPG, but in this case VA-RPG has
the tools you are looking for.


Jim Langston

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Thursby [mailto:neil.thursby@fone-logistics.co.uk]

Stuart / Dan,
Many thanks for the information.  What I'm trying to do is access single
AS/400 records in real-time.  Essentially a stock inquiry program
written in Vb.  ODBC won't perform in that circumstance so I'm trying to
find a technique that will.  Has anyone done this for real?

Thanks again,


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