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    Displaying file generated on UNIX to VB front End

    Hi,
    I having the VB application on the Client Side with Oralce on HP-UNixn Machine as the backend. Is there is any way of displaying the reports generated on UNIX to be displayed at the client side.

    Thanks alot in advance.

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    Girish


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    How are your reports being generated on the unix side ?

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    Hi ..Thanks for replying.

    These reports are generated by the Pro*C program running on Unix Level , Table is updated by putting the report name . The reports path is maintained at the system level.

    Thanks,
    Girish

    Originally posted by rnealejr
    How are your reports being generated on the unix side ?
    Girish

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    What are the output options for reports created in Pro*C (pdf,html...) ?

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    Originally posted by rnealejr
    What are the output options for reports created in Pro*C (pdf,html...) ?
    Thanks for replying,
    The reports are generated in normal format
    under HP-Unix Machine...can be treated as normal txt file.

    Thanks,
    Girish
    Girish

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    Have you thought about loading the file into memory using ftp in visual basic and then displaying the contents ?

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    What about to use ODBC for TEXT files? It should work just fine.

    UNIX has only LF, Windows has CR LF as line end, there are some free LF --> CR LF converters ..... search Google.



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    Thanks for your reply.

    The questionis , reports are generated on UNIX Machine and client is on windows NT. I need to access these reports generated on Unix Side on the Client Side(Windows NT) through the network.

    I am planning to use LOBs(BFILE) to display these reports.Is this the better way to do it?.
    Could anyone suggest any other ideas to display the report.

    Thanks,
    Girish
    Girish

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    so let me summarize it....

    you don't need to find new way, how to manipulate the data, you just need to access the data.....

    yes, FTP is the best and easiest way..... you have NT right? Get some FTP client, which behaves like additional drive to your PC, so then you can use any software and access let's say F drive.... check this http://www.knoware.com



    jiri

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    You can use visual basic to programmatically handle the ftp part of the process - that way it is part of the process. Once you have added the code for ftp in your vb app, you can retrieve xxx document into memory and display on the windows client.

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