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Managing & Merging OCS Database with MS Access or Other...

Postby JasonBoarde » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:24 am

We currently work in a Microsoft environment using MS Access for a database. The issue now is how can we merge the OCS database with our Access database? Is there a way to export our OCS database?
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Re: Managing & Merging OCS Database with MS Access or Other.

Postby asmecher » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:52 am

Hi Jason,

Check out http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/connector-odbc-examples-tools-with-access.html; I suspect that will be the most direct way.

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Re: Managing & Merging OCS Database with MS Access or Other.

Postby JasonBoarde » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:53 am

Thanks for the link. Now I need to learn how to access to system's database. Do system admins only have access to the database or ability to import / export, or can system managers also access the system database? Our issue is that we have two databases, the OSC and our private MS Access. When users register to the conference how can we sync data? Would this type of set-up require a database manager or someone to set use up?
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Re: Managing & Merging OCS Database with MS Access or Other.

Postby asmecher » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:10 am

Hi Jason,

OCS uses a single set of credentials to access the database, regardless of who you are; those are the credentials configured in config.inc.php. If you're using some other means to access MySQL, like the ODBC method described in that link, then your OCS roles don't play any part.

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