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    Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    I need to link a database with about 12,000(!!!) to something that the users can carry in their pockets. Any input on either hardware or software would be greatly appreciated. I have looked at Handbase
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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    if it's basic address/contact information, then you might consider JetPilot -- it transfers information to/from Jet databases into Palm address books, calendars, memo's, etc. I don't have the website, but here's the contact information in JetPilot's Help file:

    Consult US Unternehmensberatung GmbH
    Trakehnerweg 2
    D-31303 Burgdorf
    Germany
    Tel.: +49-5085-92043
    FAX: +49-5085-92045
    E-Mail: ConsultUS@t-online.de
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    Jack MacDonald
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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    Thanks, but it has all kinds of other info, so it needs its own app on the Palm.

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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    Have you looked at Pendragon Forms?
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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    do you recommend that over handBase?

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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    I haven't worked with either one. I was just making the suggestion since you asked for others.
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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    ZAve

    Can you give an update on your PDA application?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    The client I was working with switched to PocketPC and put the database on the web with a password and access it through a HTML page linked to the database, so the whole question became moot.
    Sorry no good ideas

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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    Hi Zave

    Interesting concept.

    Can you describe the components required in the access on the web approach?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Link Access to Palm or Pocket PC (XP/2K)

    They out up an ASP page linked to the database that is accessible from any browser. It has an IP address so it is not really available unless you know the address or stumble on it randomly. There is a menu page that allows searching the parts of te database that are needed. There is no security, but what we did is set up a mirror of the real database that even if someone hacks it, it is irrelevant because 5 minutes later we recopy all the data back from the real backend. Obviously this is only for viewing data and you cannot update anything. The people who access it use Pocket PC's to access the web and the page.
    I will be glad to answer any other questions

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