Re: [gnome-db] Mergeant + FileMaker

On Thu, 14 Nov 2002 adam morrison-ind com wrote:

> >>>Is there some plan to give to Mergeant the possibility to import 
> >>>FileMaker files and convert them to a specific database (PostgreSQL or 
> >>>MySQL)?
> >>If someone create a GDA provider for filemaker, then yes.
> >>>Will Mergeant be able to import data stored in a spreadsheet file? 
> >>>(Excel, Gnumeric, OpenOffice ...)
> >>If someone creates a GDA provider for those file formats.  Of course, if
> >>those
> >>applications support GDA themselves you may be able to do the reverse. 
> >>Load
> >>data into a GDA supported database via Gnumeric which supports both Excel
> >>and GDA.  Open Office would be tougher, as I don't think there is even the
> >>beginnings of GDA support.
> >Open Office does supports ODBC though... there is a good article on it
> >at:
> >
> >Perhaps an ODBC driver based on GDA is needed! (only half joking...)
> There is a GDA provider for ODBC sources, I think.  But I can't think of any
> data sources that GDA supports, and ODBC doesn't.  Except maybe LDAP,  but I
> don't think the GDA:LDAP provider works (yet).
> Ximian keeps talking about integrating Open Office with GNOME, so ?maybe? that
> will include GDA.... Probably dreaming here.

No idea - there doesn't seem to be all that much ximian-originating OOo
code floating around... so the easy/non-ooo specific way would be to make
a odbc driver that on the other end was gda. Or if you want tighter
integration, a sdbc driver for GDA.

> Maybe Mono could be used to build a data conversion application?  It supports
> GDA (or so I'm told), does it also support ODBC?  

Chances of Mono support in OOo are probably pretty close to nil.


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