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  • Multiple Connection Strings

    I am looking to create a grid which contains data from two SQL tables in two separate databases. Can this be done?

    Upon defining the connection string, it looks as if I can only select one data source, however, as mentioned, the tables I wish to link are not in the same DB. Just looking for some input on if you are able to define more than one connection to a DB when creating a grid?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

  • #2
    Re: Multiple Connection Strings

    See if you can create a suitable (single) query within your DB environment for a read-only grid. Then use a dialog to add/edit records as needed.


    • #3
      Re: Multiple Connection Strings

      Originally posted by agillbb View Post
      See if you can create a suitable (single) query within your DB environment for a read-only grid. Then use a dialog to add/edit records as needed.
      Thanks for your response Andy.

      The grid I am creating is merely for a lookup therefore I have no requirement to add records to it.

      When creating a conenction string, it looks as if I can only connect to one data source (one database). What I am looking to do is connect to two databases and pull in all the tables from both. If this is possible, I am looking for info on the syntax to use in order to go about this.


      • #4
        Re: Multiple Connection Strings

        If you are happy using DBF tables, then you have a few options: e.g.

        And some DB environments also allow linking: e.g.

        And you can also be creative and build your own custom component.

        Personally, I have so far been able to avoid the need to join multiple DBs in the same query.


        • #5
          Re: Multiple Connection Strings

          can someone show me how to pull data from the same DB, but two different tables into an updateable grid. ex:
          the main table has job records, and each job records has ClientID, workerID, & servID.
          I want to be able to pull the worker's name when user select the select the workerID, and same for servID..

          could someone know of a video link or tutorial on this?


          • #6
            Re: Multiple Connection Strings

            use sql statement for the source, as long as they are related you can bring data from many tables. ( since you said connection string, I assumed the db is sql)
            thanks for reading


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