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Reading sql table without downloading

Reading sql table without downloading

DFCO
New member | Level 2

As the title says, I want to have a large-ish database (which is 90% read-only), along with other similar accessible files, in dropbox. However, I also need it to stay there, without it being downloaded to any local machine.

The tricky part being that I'm not a real programmer and most places I've visited don't have an actual answer or my google-fu isn't strong enough to find an answer. I'm using vb because it's what I picked up recently to entertain myself...

 

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Re: Reading sql table without downloading

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
The Dropbox API doesn't offer a way to read/query a SQL database stored on Dropbox directly. You'd have to download the entire file and then use it locally (and re-upload the new version if there are any changes). I'll pass this along as a feature request.

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Re: Reading sql table without downloading

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
The Dropbox API doesn't offer a way to read/query a SQL database stored on Dropbox directly. You'd have to download the entire file and then use it locally (and re-upload the new version if there are any changes). I'll pass this along as a feature request.

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Re: Reading sql table without downloading

DFCO
New member | Level 2

This applies even to regular files, correct? I can't read them without downloading them locally, correct? Even a simple .txt file, I'd have to download it, alter it locally, then re-upload it? The idea is to keep local information to a minimum, after all.

 

I'll keep an eye out for future updates. Who knows if we get the ability to run sql commands through it, haha.

Re: Reading sql table without downloading

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
That's correct, this works the same way for all file types.
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