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SQL for eServer i5 and iSeries by Kevin Forsythe

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Chapter 10. Using SQL from within Microsoft Office

This chapter focuses on the exciting challenge of using SQL from within Microsoft Office. This is a challenge for traditional iSeries developers who are often unfamiliar with PC-based tools and languages such as Visual Basic (VB). It’s an exciting challenge because it represents the best use of all available tools. The database resides on a stable, secure, scalable server (the iSeries) while the database access is performed using SQL and is presented to the user on her PC. All three (the iSeries, VB, and Microsoft Office) are among the best tools for their respective jobs, and these three tools allows developers to create robust and appealing applications that end users can truly appreciates. ...

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