6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2012 9:51 PM by Kevin Dev
BadMotor Level 1 (0 points)
My company is looking at using the iPad as a mobile forms completion device.
Knowing nothing about apple software development are there tools available for connecting to networked Sql Server databases? Are the API's built into the iPad SDK or are they third party tools?

Dell, Windows 7
  • whatheck Level 5 (4,085 points)
    There probably is tools and/or API's that can do what you want, but your not gonna have the best luck finding that information here.

    Check the Apple Developer site and forums:
  • carana Level 1 (50 points)
    The simplest method for connecting to SQL databases over a network is using http.

    Build your forms for a web interface that does server-side translation to simple HTML, and they'll work just fine when accessed with the iPad. For even more security, buy an SSL certificate, and use some form of authentication and https.

    G. Discenza
  • shapetables Level 1 (0 points)

    The simplest methods for achieving that may today be found through a web search on "iPad ODBC SDK".


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  • Kevin Dev Level 1 (15 points)

    Contact Cygnis Media they will help you out at development end for more you can also post your question at Stack Overflow

  • shapetables Level 1 (0 points)

    Kevin, you can't post commercial links like that. The OP asked about SQL database "tools" for iPad. ODBC stands for "Open Database Connectivity", it's an industry standard for connecting devices like iPad to all revisions of all brands of SQL-type databases and SDK stands for Software Development Kit.  Thus, all the OP has to do is web search for "iPad ODBC SDK".



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  • Kevin Dev Level 1 (15 points)

    Yea man i applogies for that but i think it is real not a spam or malware but still sorry for the link