Writing to access databases?

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    Question Writing to access databases?

    Is it possible to write a C program that'd open a microsoft access database and allow you to add and delete records to selected fields?
    Is it complex to be able to do this or quite basic.

    Thank you

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    im not sure but i think the best way to do that is by using MSVC++ or even VB since access uses VB to control the databases anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamg
    Is it possible to write a C program that'd open a microsoft access database and allow you to add and delete records to selected fields?
    Is it complex to be able to do this or quite basic.

    Thank you
    Of course it's possible, and it is a little complex but not terrible. Search MSDN.
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    http://www.wotsit.org

    fantastic site for all types of fileformats, bookmark it

    I've looked in to excel documents before, and their file format is a bit......different shall we say, but if you put enough time in to it, you should be able to get something working.

    There *might* be some APIs out there that you could use, but i don't know, you'll just have to look around
    Last edited by jverkoey; 05-15-2004 at 11:05 PM.

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    I'm sure Fordy has answered this many times before
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    Here's something...
    http://www.coding-zone.co.uk/cpp/art...cessodbc.shtml
    ... about odbc datasources.

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    Plain C database samples

    May need a little tweaking for compilers other than LCC-WIN32.

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