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I have repeatedly been frustrated by people who "waste" other people's posts
that ask questions. By "waste" I mean publicy replying to a post without
offering a useful answer. I must admit that some of my questions have not
been specific enough so I get unhelpful answers. My bad. But I often get
replies that read something like "I've had this problem too" with no actual
anser to the question. This makes the question look like it's been answered
when it hasn't, and people like me who like to answer unanswered questions
skip right over those posts. Like some others here, I often look for
unanswered questions to help others as I've been helped. I usually don't
waste my time answering posts that have already been answered. People
should only give specific answeres. I've actually seen responses that read
"Have you tried the Help?". Useless.

As much as I've kvetched about the people who give useless answeres, I do
say that the onus for a useful question is on the poster. I've come up with
some helpful hints for people who ask and answer questions:

For the asker:
If you are a beginner, say so. This will help you get answeres you can
implement.
Make your questions specific.
Give examples of what you've already done so people don't respond with what
you've already done.
Provide your email address so others can privately ask for clarification.

For the answerer:
If you need clarification, send a private email to the poster so the public
question doesn't look like it's been answered.
Only give specific answeres.

Please feel free to respond to this post, publicly or privately, with
positive or negative remarks. I welcome constructuve criticism.

Thank you.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net

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"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in message
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I have repeatedly been frustrated by people who "waste" other people's
posts
that ask questions. By "waste" I mean publicy replying to a post without
offering a useful answer. I must admit that some of my questions have not
been specific enough so I get unhelpful answers. My bad. But I often get
replies that read something like "I've had this problem too" with no
actual
anser to the question. This makes the question look like it's been
answered
when it hasn't, and people like me who like to answer unanswered questions
skip right over those posts. Like some others here, I often look for
unanswered questions to help others as I've been helped. I usually don't
waste my time answering posts that have already been answered.
Of course, answered posts aren't always answered correctly...
People
should only give specific answeres. I've actually seen responses that
read
"Have you tried the Help?". Useless.
Actually, I don't think that's always a "useless" answer. It would appear
that a number of people seem to feel it's okay to ask questions here (and
other newsgroups) without making any effort to solve the problem on their
own first.
As much as I've kvetched about the people who give useless answeres, I do
say that the onus for a useful question is on the poster. I've come up
with
some helpful hints for people who ask and answer questions:

For the asker:
If you are a beginner, say so. This will help you get answeres you can
implement.
Make your questions specific.
Give examples of what you've already done so people don't respond with
what
you've already done.
Provide your email address so others can privately ask for clarification.

For the answerer:
If you need clarification, send a private email to the poster so the
public
question doesn't look like it's been answered.
Only give specific answeres.


Sorry, but I don't agree with your suggestions of using private e-mail for
clarification. The point of newsgroups is that everyone benefits. If you
take the discussion off-line, then it doesn't get archived in Google, so
others with the same problem won't find it.

Just my 2 cents worth.

--
Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
http://I.Am/DougSteele
(no e-mails, please!)


Nov 13 '05 #2

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"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in message
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I have repeatedly been frustrated by people who "waste" other people's posts that ask questions. By "waste" I mean publicy replying to a post without
offering a useful answer. I must admit that some of my questions have not
been specific enough so I get unhelpful answers. My bad. But I often get
replies that read something like "I've had this problem too" with no actual anser to the question. This makes the question look like it's been answered when it hasn't, and people like me who like to answer unanswered questions
skip right over those posts. Like some others here, I often look for
unanswered questions to help others as I've been helped. I usually don't
waste my time answering posts that have already been answered. People
should only give specific answeres. I've actually seen responses that read "Have you tried the Help?". Useless.

As much as I've kvetched about the people who give useless answeres, I do
say that the onus for a useful question is on the poster. I've come up with some helpful hints for people who ask and answer questions:

For the asker:
If you are a beginner, say so. This will help you get answeres you can
implement.
Make your questions specific.
Give examples of what you've already done so people don't respond with what you've already done.
Provide your email address so others can privately ask for clarification.

For the answerer:
If you need clarification, send a private email to the poster so the public question doesn't look like it's been answered.
Only give specific answeres.

Please feel free to respond to this post, publicly or privately, with
positive or negative remarks. I welcome constructuve criticism.

Thank you.


Have you tried Help?
Nov 13 '05 #3

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On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 16:18:34 GMT, "Matthew Wells"
<MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote:

I think asking for clarification in the ng is fine. What I'm surprised
about is how often the OP doesn't respond.
Given the fact that most postings get more than one answer, I don't
think your premise of "a question that appears answered doesn't get
further answers" is correct.

-Tom.
<clip>

For the answerer:
If you need clarification, send a private email to the poster so the public
question doesn't look like it's been answered.
Only give specific answeres.

Please feel free to respond to this post, publicly or privately, with
positive or negative remarks. I welcome constructuve criticism.

Thank you.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net


Nov 13 '05 #4

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"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in
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I have repeatedly been frustrated by people who "waste" other
people's posts that ask questions.


I just checked Google groups for posts by you, and found no threads
in which your question has not been answered.

What I do see is that you are frustrated over the AS400 DNS-less
connection thread. I am not familiar with AS400 (and I doubt many
people here are -- it's not a common back end for Access), nor am I
someone who uses ADO, but it seems to me that:

1. ADO cannot be used to link tables. Can it? A DSN is, by
definition, an ODBC connection. If you can use a DSN to link, you're
not using ADO, but ODBC.

2. someone *did* answer your question at one point saying they were
never able to do what you are trying to do, that they tried a lot of
different methods but never succeeded.

Now, my knowledge of the subject you are struggling with is limited,
so maybe my comments in #1 are completely wrong.

Nonetheless, it seems to me that something in your thinking is
confused. How do you know that a DNS-less table link to your AS400
ADO provider is even possible? How are you certain that your DNS
table links are using ADO and not ODBC?

--
David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #5

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I have no problem with incorrect answers. We all try our best and are
sometimes wrong, but at least it's an answer. People who don't try to solve
problems on their own firat are useless also. I don't care if someone is as
dumb as a box of rocks and can't understand basic stuff - there are plenty
of things I have trouble understanding as well - but at least try first. I
see your point about taking the discussion offline. I'll have to rethink
that onw.

Thanks for your input.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net
"Douglas J. Steele" <NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com> wrote in message
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"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in message
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I have repeatedly been frustrated by people who "waste" other people's
posts
that ask questions. By "waste" I mean publicy replying to a post without offering a useful answer. I must admit that some of my questions have not been specific enough so I get unhelpful answers. My bad. But I often get replies that read something like "I've had this problem too" with no
actual
anser to the question. This makes the question look like it's been
answered
when it hasn't, and people like me who like to answer unanswered questions skip right over those posts. Like some others here, I often look for
unanswered questions to help others as I've been helped. I usually don't waste my time answering posts that have already been answered.


Of course, answered posts aren't always answered correctly...
People
should only give specific answeres. I've actually seen responses that
read
"Have you tried the Help?". Useless.


Actually, I don't think that's always a "useless" answer. It would appear
that a number of people seem to feel it's okay to ask questions here (and
other newsgroups) without making any effort to solve the problem on their
own first.
As much as I've kvetched about the people who give useless answeres, I do say that the onus for a useful question is on the poster. I've come up
with
some helpful hints for people who ask and answer questions:

For the asker:
If you are a beginner, say so. This will help you get answeres you can
implement.
Make your questions specific.
Give examples of what you've already done so people don't respond with
what
you've already done.
Provide your email address so others can privately ask for clarification.
For the answerer:
If you need clarification, send a private email to the poster so the
public
question doesn't look like it's been answered.
Only give specific answeres.


Sorry, but I don't agree with your suggestions of using private e-mail for
clarification. The point of newsgroups is that everyone benefits. If you
take the discussion off-line, then it doesn't get archived in Google, so
others with the same problem won't find it.

Just my 2 cents worth.

--
Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
http://I.Am/DougSteele
(no e-mails, please!)

Nov 13 '05 #6

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If OP means "Original Poster", I know what you mean. I often just look at
some threads and it appears there's not much follow up by the OP. Maybe I'm
wrong about people not answering already answered questions. Anyone have
opinions on that?

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net
"Tom van Stiphout" <no*************@cox.net> wrote in message
news:mr********************************@4ax.com...
On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 16:18:34 GMT, "Matthew Wells"
<MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote:

I think asking for clarification in the ng is fine. What I'm surprised
about is how often the OP doesn't respond.
Given the fact that most postings get more than one answer, I don't
think your premise of "a question that appears answered doesn't get
further answers" is correct.

-Tom.
<clip>

For the answerer:
If you need clarification, send a private email to the poster so the publicquestion doesn't look like it's been answered.
Only give specific answeres.

Please feel free to respond to this post, publicly or privately, with
positive or negative remarks. I welcome constructuve criticism.

Thank you.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net

Nov 13 '05 #7

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"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in message
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Maybe I'm
wrong about people not answering already answered questions. Anyone have
opinions on that?

I will sometimes answer posts which have one or more existing answers if I
feel that I have a little extra to contribute. I don't have a problem with
people asking 'me too' questions as they sometimes help to clarify the OP's
question.

2p supplied.

www.keithwilby.com
Nov 13 '05 #8

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Matthew Wells wrote:
I have no problem with incorrect answers. We all try our best and are
sometimes wrong, but at least it's an answer.


Before you shit all over us like you've done, find and read the FAQ for
this group and then shit on yourself for essentially restating parts of
it like you are some usenet messiah bringing a new message for us all.

Then shit on yourself again for inciting the denizens of this group to
violating the FAQ.

Then check help.

Now, what is it you feel we owe you in terms of a response? If you get
nothing, repost.
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Nov 13 '05 #9

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Matthew Wells wrote:
wrong about people not answering already answered questions. Anyone have
opinions on that?


My opinion is that you're an ungrateful whinger. I did what David did
and quickly looked back at some of your posts. You've had some of the
very best and most respected people on this group and in the Access
Development community try and help you and you start to shit on them and
all of us.

Have a read of the FAQ at http://www.mvps.org/access/netiquette.htm and
we look forward to you coming back and particpating in cdma.

PS, since you're lecturing us all on ettiquette, Ms Manners would
suggest you thank Piet and Rick and Albert in your other thread for
attempting to help you, even though they "dared" to not quite give you
what you want and paid for...
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Nov 13 '05 #10

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Final thoughts.

There's a lot of negativity out there. I had complaints - and I didn't just
whine - I made suggestions. Some of you who didn't agree with my original
complaints and suggestions are now just whining with only negative feedback
and no suggestions of your own. Mean people suck. Others of you have
offered you're constructive criticism and oppositie opinions in a positive
manner and have made me re-think my original opinions. Thank you.

I still think it's pointless to reply to a post that clearly states "I've
tried 'abc'" with a response asking "Have you tried 'abc'?" or just "Me
too". Responders should read the whole post. Thanks to one response I now
do believe answering with "Me too. I've tried 'def' and that didn't work
either" is useful. I was also wrong in saying that asking for clarification
should be done in private email. If clarification is needed, then the
original post should have been more specific. As I said, tho onus is on the
poster.

I've heard no feedback from some of the other suggestions - Posters should
state there knowledge level so they can get appropriate feedback, and list
some of the solutions they've tried so they don't get responses with things
they've already tried.

I haven't replied much to questions in this group lately. My fault. I'll
do better.

Thanks to all

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net
..

"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in message
news:ul****************@newsread1.news.atl.earthli nk.net...
I have repeatedly been frustrated by people who "waste" other people's posts that ask questions. By "waste" I mean publicy replying to a post without
offering a useful answer. I must admit that some of my questions have not
been specific enough so I get unhelpful answers. My bad. But I often get
replies that read something like "I've had this problem too" with no actual anser to the question. This makes the question look like it's been answered when it hasn't, and people like me who like to answer unanswered questions
skip right over those posts. Like some others here, I often look for
unanswered questions to help others as I've been helped. I usually don't
waste my time answering posts that have already been answered. People
should only give specific answeres. I've actually seen responses that read "Have you tried the Help?". Useless.

As much as I've kvetched about the people who give useless answeres, I do
say that the onus for a useful question is on the poster. I've come up with some helpful hints for people who ask and answer questions:

For the asker:
If you are a beginner, say so. This will help you get answeres you can
implement.
Make your questions specific.
Give examples of what you've already done so people don't respond with what you've already done.
Provide your email address so others can privately ask for clarification.

For the answerer:
If you need clarification, send a private email to the poster so the public question doesn't look like it's been answered.
Only give specific answeres.

Please feel free to respond to this post, publicly or privately, with
positive or negative remarks. I welcome constructuve criticism.

Thank you.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net

Nov 13 '05 #11

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Matthew Wells wrote:
and no suggestions of your own. Mean people suck. Others of you have


So do idiots who don't read FAQs and act as if they are just what a long
established usenet group needs.

Get over yourself.
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Nov 13 '05 #12

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Thanks for providing an example. I rest my case.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net

"Tim Marshall" <TI****@PurplePandaChasers.Moertherium> wrote in message
news:d3**********@coranto.ucs.mun.ca...
Matthew Wells wrote:
and no suggestions of your own. Mean people suck. Others of you have


So do idiots who don't read FAQs and act as if they are just what a long
established usenet group needs.

Get over yourself.
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me

Nov 13 '05 #13

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Matthew Wells wrote:

<snip the deflection of responsibility for his actions>

And did you thank those who tried to help you? I know you posted
multiple subjects and yelled at us all for daring to try, but not quite
giving you what you wanted under the guise of teaching we great unwashed
about netiquette. But I didn't quite see a thank you.
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Nov 13 '05 #14

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You are correct. Bitter...but correct.

Check thread.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net

"Tim Marshall" <TI****@PurplePandaChasers.Moertherium> wrote in message
news:d3**********@coranto.ucs.mun.ca...
Matthew Wells wrote:

<snip the deflection of responsibility for his actions>

And did you thank those who tried to help you? I know you posted
multiple subjects and yelled at us all for daring to try, but not quite
giving you what you wanted under the guise of teaching we great unwashed
about netiquette. But I didn't quite see a thank you.
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me

Nov 13 '05 #15

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BTW, I did say that I am always appreciative of others' honest efforts -
right or wrong answers.
"Tim Marshall" <TI****@PurplePandaChasers.Moertherium> wrote in message
news:d3**********@coranto.ucs.mun.ca...
Matthew Wells wrote:

<snip the deflection of responsibility for his actions>

And did you thank those who tried to help you? I know you posted
multiple subjects and yelled at us all for daring to try, but not quite
giving you what you wanted under the guise of teaching we great unwashed
about netiquette. But I didn't quite see a thank you.
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me

Nov 13 '05 #16

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I want to say thank you to all the responders who guided me towards my
solution. I ended up using, for now, the DSN with an embedded user name and
adding the pwd clause in the connect string. At least I won't be prompted
for the password anymore. BTW, it seems as soon as you're authenticated
once on the DSN, you stay authenticated throughout you're login session -
not the Access session - but the entire login session. I closes Access and
reopened it and wasn't prompted for a password. This may cause some
security issues.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net
"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in message
news:ul****************@newsread1.news.atl.earthli nk.net...
I have repeatedly been frustrated by people who "waste" other people's posts that ask questions. By "waste" I mean publicy replying to a post without
offering a useful answer. I must admit that some of my questions have not
been specific enough so I get unhelpful answers. My bad. But I often get
replies that read something like "I've had this problem too" with no actual anser to the question. This makes the question look like it's been answered when it hasn't, and people like me who like to answer unanswered questions
skip right over those posts. Like some others here, I often look for
unanswered questions to help others as I've been helped. I usually don't
waste my time answering posts that have already been answered. People
should only give specific answeres. I've actually seen responses that read "Have you tried the Help?". Useless.

As much as I've kvetched about the people who give useless answeres, I do
say that the onus for a useful question is on the poster. I've come up with some helpful hints for people who ask and answer questions:

For the asker:
If you are a beginner, say so. This will help you get answeres you can
implement.
Make your questions specific.
Give examples of what you've already done so people don't respond with what you've already done.
Provide your email address so others can privately ask for clarification.

For the answerer:
If you need clarification, send a private email to the poster so the public question doesn't look like it's been answered.
Only give specific answeres.

Please feel free to respond to this post, publicly or privately, with
positive or negative remarks. I welcome constructuve criticism.

Thank you.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net

Nov 13 '05 #17

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"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in
news:g5*****************@newsread3.news.atl.earthl ink.net:
BTW, I did say that I am always appreciative of others' honest
efforts - right or wrong answers.


So far as I can see, of the couple dozen threads you've ever
participated in, you've received no answer in only one subject
(spread over several threads).

I would suggest that the reason you haven't gotten an answer is
because the back end (AS400) is not a common back end in Access
development, which mostly uses Jet or MS SQL Server (my bet is that
95% of Access development and developers use those two alone). The
population of Access developers in this newsgroup who are going to
be familiar with the specifics of the problem space is going to be
very small, and that could easily explain why you haven't received
an answer.

On the subject of people giving you pointers to pages that instruct
you in how to construct DSN-less connections, you would enhance the
response if when you responded to those you outlined which of the
solutions cited at that source you've tried and exactly what
happened. If you haven't tried many of them, then I don't think you
have grouns for complaint.

Last of all, you talk about a DSN (which says "ODBC" to me) but then
say you're using ADO connections. Does ADO have DSNs at all? I
honestly don't know, myself, but my bet is that this is an area that
you might profitably investigate. Perhaps ADO table links are not
possible (again, *I* don't know), and that's the reason why you
haven't gotten an answer to your question -- because you're asking
the impossible.

--
David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 13 '05 #18

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Matthew Wells wrote:
BTW, I did say that I am always appreciative of others' honest efforts -
right or wrong answers.


OK, I think we've both purged ourselves 8)

I hope you got or will get the info you need for your AS400 question. I
personally have no experience with AS400.

All the best.
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Nov 13 '05 #19

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Matthew Wells wrote:
I want to say thank you to all the responders who guided me towards my
solution. I ended up using, for now, the DSN with an embedded user name and
adding the pwd clause in the connect string. At least I won't be prompted
for the password anymore. BTW, it seems as soon as you're authenticated
once on the DSN, you stay authenticated throughout you're login session -
not the Access session - but the entire login session. I closes Access and
reopened it and wasn't prompted for a password. This may cause some
security issues.


I know Access has that problem with SQL Server, it doesn't close the
connections properly until you close Access itself but that's an Access
problem. What you're describing doesn't sound like an Access problem but
a problem with the AS400 and/or driver.

--
[Oo=w=oO]

Nov 13 '05 #20

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Absolutely right on all points.
I was confusing ADO and ODBC. If I thought about it more, I should have
posted on the ODBC group. Also, my sting was using OLE DB instead of ODBC -
and Access can't use OLE DB. I'm still having trouble. I tried about four
different sites - both from suggestions and from Google and they all give
the same string that doesn't work for my scenario - there must a a clause I
need to make the tabledef refresh that I can't figure out. (Yes I tried
Table=). Anyway, I'm stuck using the DSN. At least it works.

Thanks to all.

Matthew Wells
MW****@FirstByte.net


"David W. Fenton" <dX********@bway.net.invalid> wrote in message
news:Xn**********************************@24.168.1 28.74...
"Matthew Wells" <MW****@FirstByte.net> wrote in
news:g5*****************@newsread3.news.atl.earthl ink.net:
BTW, I did say that I am always appreciative of others' honest
efforts - right or wrong answers.


So far as I can see, of the couple dozen threads you've ever
participated in, you've received no answer in only one subject
(spread over several threads).

I would suggest that the reason you haven't gotten an answer is
because the back end (AS400) is not a common back end in Access
development, which mostly uses Jet or MS SQL Server (my bet is that
95% of Access development and developers use those two alone). The
population of Access developers in this newsgroup who are going to
be familiar with the specifics of the problem space is going to be
very small, and that could easily explain why you haven't received
an answer.

On the subject of people giving you pointers to pages that instruct
you in how to construct DSN-less connections, you would enhance the
response if when you responded to those you outlined which of the
solutions cited at that source you've tried and exactly what
happened. If you haven't tried many of them, then I don't think you
have grouns for complaint.

Last of all, you talk about a DSN (which says "ODBC" to me) but then
say you're using ADO connections. Does ADO have DSNs at all? I
honestly don't know, myself, but my bet is that this is an area that
you might profitably investigate. Perhaps ADO table links are not
possible (again, *I* don't know), and that's the reason why you
haven't gotten an answer to your question -- because you're asking
the impossible.

--
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Nov 13 '05 #21

P: n/a
I feel much better now.

Matthew Wells
MW****@Firstbyte.net
"Tim Marshall" <TI****@PurplePandaChasers.Moertherium> wrote in message
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Matthew Wells wrote:
BTW, I did say that I am always appreciative of others' honest efforts -
right or wrong answers.


OK, I think we've both purged ourselves 8)

I hope you got or will get the info you need for your AS400 question. I
personally have no experience with AS400.

All the best.
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Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
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