Friday, October 24, 2003


I have known some Notes users that have never heard of Lotus NotesSQL , so I thought I might mention it.

Description from the site:

NotesSQL is an ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) driver for Notes and Domino. It allows ODBC-enabled data reporting tools, database tools, and application development tools to read, report, and update information that is stored in Domino databases (.nsf files). With NotesSQL, end users and application developers can integrate Domino data with their applications using tools such as Crystal Decisions Crystal Reports, Microsoft Visual Basic, Access, Brio and Lotus Approach. Even Internet application development tools that support ODBC can access Domino data. IT professionals can enable their existing ODBC-enabled applications to access data stored in a Domino database.

A Domino database is not relational, but with NotesSQL a Domino database looks like a relational data source to an OBDC-enabled tool. This allows relational database management systems (RDBMS) such as Oracle or DB2 to issue SQL (Structured Query Language) statements to Domino.

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