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Recent posts by Robert Houston

Tim,

I'm looking into new Eclipse, etc. and one site says to enter "Java -version" to see what I'm running. To my surprise it comes back with "Java 10.0.2 2018-07-17". Eclipse says Java SE 1.6. I'm confused. Does Windows use a different Java than Eclipse? Obviously I'm missing something.
Thanks Tim, I'll give it a go.
You're the mostest.

Bob
Tim,

What I have is RAD, but its part of Websphere. I was under the impression that it was tightly coupled with the Java version that comes with it. But maybe not, after reading your note. Are you saying that I can install a later version of Java and it'll run with RAD 8.0? If so then that might solve my issues. If this is possible how would I supplant Java v 6 with a newer one and still use RAD? Haven't a clue since it looks like a really big blob (not BLOB) to me.

Bob
Hi Tim,

I spent some time with Ucanaccess and its looks nice. I downloaded it, installed and tested it. I had a few problems so I sent all my info to sourceforge, and they told be that their latest version of Ucanaccess (5.0+) requires Java 1.8 or better.  I have 1.6  so it falls short and I cannot use it.

I have IBM's Rational Application Database 8.0 (a part of Websphere) . I took a class at FSCJ 2 years ago and all students got it as a part of the JAVA class. Later, I checked with IBM and they told me they want something like $5K for the latest version (includes support); naturally that is a NOGO in my world. Can you recommend a replacement that isn't as robust, but cheaper? I want something I can use for my own interest and not to be used to develop commercial code.

Thanks, Bob

PS is the MS ODBC back in play since I don't have Java 1.8?
Hi Tim,

Yeah this is a short project and not for anyone else to use.
Years ago I took an SQL course at FSCJ and we used MS SQL Server. It was a large product which offered a lot more than Access. I was glad when the class was over.

I'll be taking more classes so we'll likely cross paths again. I wish you a good 2021.

Bob
Thanks to the both of you for replying.
My choice of Access comes from a school assignment (2 yrs old) which I never attempted. I want to finish it up and figured Access was less trouble (and cheaper) than other DBs.
I'll read up on ucanaccess.
Bob
Hello,

Getting my feet wet doing JAVA / jdbc. The username behind the DB is anonymous, with no password.
At the end is my simple Java class which posts the error :

"No connection: java.sql.SQLException: No suitable driver"
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Windows ODBC User DSN has this entry (among others):

Name      Platform   Driver

TNTDB     32-bit      Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Clicking on TNTDB (which is my DB) I see this:

Data Source Name TNTDB
Database: C:\...\Documents\TNTDB.accdb
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I am using Access 2019, RAD 8.0 for JAVA
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Thank you for taking the time to look!
Tim Holloway
Hi Tim!
I need advice on how to proceed with an effort to auto-fill sign in info (let's assume I have it handy) on any website I wish to enter.
Is there a tried and true way to do this? If so what would the components I need be (i.e.; Java, HTML, Net Beans, Java Script, etc.)?
Is there a reference anywhere that could show me an example the type of coding I would need? I've looked around but don't find exactly what I want (maybe because I don't understand them).
Or maybe a publication that discusses this very thing.

Thanks, Bob
3 months ago
HI Tim, No D/B involved. I called my units of info "Tables", my bad.
BTW, in ECLIPSE to get a word count while in EDIT you hilite it and enter "CTL/SHIFT/U". You'd think it would be easily found under "EDIT", but no...
Found it in Stack Overflow.
4 months ago
Thanks Carey, will do!
4 months ago
By table I mean a variable name, like Table001, etc. I did say this was beginning Java, right?
4 months ago
While editing a JAVA class in IBM's Eclipse, I have need of a word count feature, but don't see it. This would save me a lot of time in desk checking the validity of the many tables the class has.

Thanks, Bob
4 months ago
Nice history lesson perfesser.
So it's C++, I think.
1 year ago
Hey Tim, one last Q. If I want to rewrite a JAVA app which uses GUI, should I first learn C or go straight to C++?
1 year ago
Hello all, Thanks for your response.

Tim, is there anything you don't know about programming? You should pick up Chinese and help the CIA combat the Chicoms. And while you're at it, find a way to kill the Corona.

Anyway, I'm currently using Code Blocks as my IDE for C, in Windows 10. After reading you comments I went back into C.B. and see that there is a way for GUI. It requires activating an option and downloading the libs. We'll see.

Again, thanks to all.

Bob
1 year ago