Currently Being ModeratedMay 26, 2010 11:10 AM (in response to BadMotor)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:
http://developer.apple.com/devforums/24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2010 9:03 AM (in response to BadMotor)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. DiscenzaMac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.3), SL Server iPad 3G
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2011 5:15 PM (in response to BadMotor)
The simplest methods for achieving that may today be found through a web search on "iPad ODBC SDK".
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Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2011 6:00 AM (in response to Kevin Dev)
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".