Links to other online support for Lotus Approach:
- IBM/Lotus Approach
- Updates, technotes, FAQs, examples, smartmasters
- Lotus Business Partners
- Payment is required for Membership. Aimed at people who make their living by using and supporting Lotus products.
PCWorld is an online magazine that provides a facility to search back issues.
This is a good place to look for articles comparing Approach to other database
packages, as well as to handy hints, and ideas on how to optimise your
productivity with Approach and SmartSuite.
- PC Computing
similar to PC World
- DevX Get Help
A site dedicated to giving developers help with technical questions for a range of programming languages and database formats. There is nothing about specifically about Lotus Approach or LotusScript (unsurprising), but there is a lot of information about database formats and languages you may be working with.
- Approach Users Mailing List.
Free effective user discussion via email. Probably your best bet for getting
your questions answered.
- XpertSS.com (mirror)
This free independent tech support site features well supported discussions on Lotus Approach (including LotusScript) as well as other Lotus applications.
- SmartSuite for OS/2 Mailing List
To subscribe, send a blank message to email@example.com.
The listowner is Xavier Caballe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lotus' Smartsuite User Discussion
Includes Approach discussion. Lotus does not actively participate in this discussion but many questions seem to be answered by Lotus employees.
This a newsgroup which contains discussion about many different database
applications including Approach. However, I haven't seem any Approach discussion on it for a long time.
This is an active German language newsgroup which contains discussion about all SmartSuite applications, including Approach.
Approach and DB2:
- Lotus Approach to DB2
- This document provides information on how to use Lotus Approach 3.0 for Windows as a front end to the IBM DB2 Family, using the Open DataBase Connection (ODBC).
Check the FAQ for some books on the subject, and make
sure you look at the Archive of Scripts which
contains a number of good examples that you might find useful.
- Xpertss.com free download area
- A collection of example applications demonstrating LotusScripts
Lotus fax - back service:
A blast from the past with was discontinued on November 6, 1998.
These are also available from the Lotus Web Page as Technotes
Lotus Forums on Compuserve:
GO LOTUSFORUM or LOTFORUM for support of all Smartsuite products as well as Notes
GO BORLAND for help and information on dBASE tips and utilities.
GO DBASE takes you to the "Developer Applications Forum Supporting Non-Microsoft Developer Tools" including Visual dBase and DB2
Search Compuserve for forums about DATABASE and you will get a long list of
helpful contacts for Paradox, Access, Foxpro, DB2, and other database formats
you may be using.
The Approach BBS: Now a mere memory in the history of online services
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