Forum: Ruby on Rails ODBC to Web Service -- any advice?

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Jake J. (Guest)
on 2006-03-10 18:33
Hello-

I'd like to allow 3rd-party access to data in my web app's database.
However, I don't want the 3rd party software to have direct SQL access
-- for security reasons.

Is it reasonable to make this access via a Web Service and then write an
ODBC adapter to communicate to that Web Service?

There is a lot of documentation for -using- ODBC adapters, but I haven't
seen much on -writing- one.  Does anyone have any leads I could check
out?

Also, ODBC seems more tuned to work with SQLs.  Abstracting that into a
Web Service seems a bit awkward.  Is there another solution?  The
software I'm trying to connect to my database speaks ODBC and ADO.NET.

(After reading, I realize this may be off-topic, though my app is
written in rails.  Any suggestions for a better group to ask would be
welcome)

   Cheers,
   Jake
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