Subject Re: How to use a Dbase app on two geographically diverse locations
From Akshat Kapoor <>
Date Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:08:48 +0530
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started
Attachment(s) test_odbc2.prg

On 10/01/2018 00:10, Ronnie MacGregor wrote:
> In article <OvQyscIiTHA.904@ip-AC1E04A7>, says...
>> dbServer = "localhost"
>> //how to specify this server from a client computer. Is it UNC path or
>> //IP address.
> If the server is on the local network, you simply use the machine name here.

Sorry to be back with more questions but this is one issue to which I
have not been successful in finding an answer.
With localhost I was successful in creating a connection using ADO also,
(Have been unable to understand all the components of the different
connection strings but still have a working form with a grid / working
datamodule and will be able to repeat the connection successfully )
but failed to access the same data over LAN.

I have attached my test_odbc2.prg for reference only.

\\Windows-2l0igcp\c\dbasetutorial\muneem\         unc path working
correctly for accessing files over LAN using OODML
//                 this is also working in chrome

hence both are correct

but failed with all of the following lines

dbServer = "//"
dbServer = upper("\localhost")
dbServer = upper("\\Windows-2l0igcp\localhost")

None seem to be working. Can proceed with further testing after running
a successful test connection only.