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  • Multiple SQL Server Databases

    Purchased A5V10 for a datamining project. Need to open one SQL database and update tables in a new SQL database. Not possible, nor desirerable to have new tables in old database.

    Several questions come to mind:
    1 - Is it possible to have more than one database open at a time. Old database is read-only, new one obviously is update mode. Use two ODBC sets?

    2 - What is the best method to perform such tasks - forms? simple scripts?

    3 - Does anyone know of code samples that might be a template or training tool for me on this need?

    Everything I see about Alpha says it is a quality product. I used powerbuilder several years ago and Alpha has some serious improvements over that IDE.

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Multiple SQL Server Databases

    Welcome to A5 and this board!

    Yes, you can work with multiple databases. One of the easiest ways is to simply set up named connection strings for each database. Then, for instance, you can read and process data from one database but easily insert a record into a different database using a different saved connection string.

    Your question about the easiest or best way depends in some part, at least, on what you're doing so I hesitate to even try to suggest code or methods to you.

    To begin exploring, I might suggest you set up an Alpha DAO named connection string to one or more of your databases, then use the Action Scripting Genie to begin discovering how you might work with those named connection strings.


    • #3
      Re: Multiple SQL Server Databases

      90% of our accomplishments is due to the confidence we get from others sharing their insight and how they got their arrows in the back. The other 10% is just hard research and experimentation and lots of backing up our work!

      I knew it could be done just needed some confidence. Thank you. I will post my results of my experimentations in a few days.

      Again, thank you for the quick response.


      • #4
        SQL Server databases as input and output of a copy

        SQL Server 2008
        Need to use something like the import capability to create/append data from one SQL database (a view with several joins) to another single SQL table. Using two ODBC connections works fine as far as defining the databases to be used.

        Import/export geared towards the local DBF database and what I need is a true SQL server to SQL server table copy (with changes during the copy).

        Why you ask? I am having to denormalize the database to gain efficiency for the datamining. Common practice and I want to use A5 as much as possible.

        Thanks in advance