I am trying to make a legacy Btrieve database available for searching from a Lotus Notes database (there is no Web interface on either system). I have tried to install software that should include a btrieve driver (Pervasive SQL), but I couldn't seem to configure a connection. Any ideas how to access btrieve? Where to get the ODBC drivers?
On a separate system, I converted an unsupported legacy SQL database as a Notes database using ODBC connections and LotusScript, but the Btrieve database is eluding me. I was hoping to not convert the Btrieve database and simply make it searchable instead, but I can't seem to get a driver to work, so it's kind of a moot point which way to go. I look forward to hearing from you.
I probably don't need to tell you this, but you've hit the classic integration challenge: getting an ODBC driver installed properly and using it to perform a successful query. The Pervasive.SQL driver should provide you with the functionality you're seeking and then some. I suggest that you work with their technical support resources to ensure that the driver is installed properly and that you can use a standard SQL query tool to select data from the Btrieve file structure. Once you can successfully query data then try your search functionality in the Lotus Notes database again.
This was first published in March 2002