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ACT 6 conversion, data manipulation, & mailmerge

Does anyone out there ever find any info on how to manipulate data from
ACT!6 (or any versin) using the scripting language?

May be I can learn the scripting language as well using the data I have.

I know that Ruby has the WinOLE connector, but how do I use that function to
access the ACT! Data?

I'm not aware with other language of WIN32 connector.

Thanks
Jul 17 '05 #1
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"Sarah Tanembaum" <sa*************@yahoo.com> wrote
in message news:<c7************@ID-205437.news.uni-berlin.de>...

Does anyone out there ever find any info on how to manipulate data from
ACT!6 (or any versin) using the scripting language?


If I remember correctly, Act! stores data in DBF format. So what you
can do is to declare the *.dbf files produced by Act! as ODBC sources
and access them via PHP's ODBC functions.

An alternative is to use COM functions to call Act!'s own objects and
methods, but I think it has lower performance potential.

Also, if you really need to put Act! on the Web or an intranet, you
might consider purchasing ACT! for Web. Granted, at $249 per named
user it's not cheap, plus it is extremely Windows-centric, but you
can have it up and running within an hour... Just in case, here is
the link:

http://www.act.com/products/web/

Cheers,
NC
Jul 17 '05 #2

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