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[REBOL] Access to Rebol forms converter

From: james:mustard at: 28-Sep-2003 16:14

Hi all, Currently at work we deal in a lot of legacy Access databases and we are in the process of creating an Access plugin to convert forms into REBOL/view and PHP objects. We already have shifted the majority of our data backends to SQL Server, or MySQL and Access Forms is the only weak-point remaining (they crash and corrupt at random moments which is rather disconcerting). This a link to a sample database and templates for form sizing and label conversion into Rebol. How it works is that the ExportModule is added to any Access database containing forms you want to convert (along with an ExportToRebol macro) and then once the macro is run it inspects each form and its controls and outputs a text file that can be run by rebol/view. At present this is output to the same directory as the database as frm[form_name].txt files. For those without Access, the module code can be found here: (the code module is also included inside the zip file as a text file). Hopefully by the end of next month we will have all the conversion templates completed and available to those on-list who are interested. Regarding licensing etc - still to be decided but probably LGPL. Regards, James.