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Old 01-18-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
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ODBC drivers

I need some help on ODBC drivers. The thing is I am running on redhat 9, and I also run crossover office and wine in it to run windows applications such as Microsoft Access or Excel.

I made an applicaion, using JAVA, that connects to a MsAccess database, and a MSExcel worksheet using ODBC. I used windows XP to run that, but I want it to run on linux. There's no problem running the app since its made in JAVA.

So how do I connect to excel and access using linux????

can anyone help? thanks in advance..
Old 01-18-2005, 08:33 PM   #2
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I have no idea about ODBC, but you may want to try JDBC, the Java version.

Good luck!
Old 01-22-2005, 03:15 PM   #3
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i dnn't have first hand experience with this, but:

fedora core 3 ships with unixODBC. you can check your install with "rpm -q unixODBC". you will need this. beyond that, you can go to to get more info. google will also turn up info.

for java apps, why not switch over to JDBC. i assume (don't know for sure) that there is a JDBC driver for msaccess.
Old 01-23-2005, 03:58 AM   #4
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yes, there is. but if I'll use JDBC for access, then I will have to change my connection strings, which means modifying m y program again. is there any other way ? would it be possible to run it under wine ?


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