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Access Reports In A Web Interface

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Nick_NZ, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Nick_NZ

    Nick_NZ
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    Hi,

    I currently have an ODBC connection set up with a MYSQL database that’s
    tables are linked to Microsoft Access. The main reason for doing this is
    because I want to use the reporting feature of Access.

    I am looking at making these reports available through a web interface, but
    so far have been unsuccessful. All I can do is export a report as an HTML
    file, but the reports this process achieves, will not be current with any
    update that has occurred on the MYSQL database. I need to find a way of
    presenting these access reports to a user that are current and are up to date
    with all operations on the database, in a web interface environment.

    Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. david epsom dot com dot au

    david epsom dot com dot au
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    There is (or was) a KB example of using Automation in web page to
    create reports in snapshot format.

    There used to be a snapshot active x object that you could embed
    in a web page, so that you could view a snapshot file from your web
    server.

    There used to be a commercial product that seemed to be a copy
    of the KB article where Access was running on a web server,
    and web request queued report requests in a table, which the
    Access application read and created snapshot files.

    Not enormously robust, because Access is not designed to be
    used without an interactive user, but the version we made
    worked for us. We ran a little 'click ok' app to clear any
    error messages that Access threw up.

    (david)

    "Nick_NZ" <NickNZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A21531FC-0C5C-4753-AA9A-0710D52AB511@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I currently have an ODBC connection set up with a MYSQL database that’s
    > tables are linked to Microsoft Access. The main reason for doing this is
    > because I want to use the reporting feature of Access.
    >
    > I am looking at making these reports available through a web interface,
    > but
    > so far have been unsuccessful. All I can do is export a report as an HTML
    > file, but the reports this process achieves, will not be current with any
    > update that has occurred on the MYSQL database. I need to find a way of
    > presenting these access reports to a user that are current and are up to
    > date
    > with all operations on the database, in a web interface environment.
    >
    > Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >
     
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