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Opening Lotus Files (.wj2, .wk1)


There are several ways to open Lotus files in Database Tour:

1. Opening by specifying file name. Select ADO interface, then choose File option and then browse for the needed file.

2. Opening by specifying folder name. Select ADO interface, then choose Folder option, select a driver from the drop-down list, and then browse for the needed folder with Lotus files.

3. Opening through connection string. Select ADO interface, then choose Connection string option and write a connection string. This way is very flexible and allows to specify many additional parameters in the connection string and override standard Database Tour connection behavior. It is recommended for advanced users. Here are basic connection strings (more examples and details can be found in the Internet):

Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Extended Properties="Lotus WJ2;DATABASE=C:\MyLotusFolder";

Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Extended Properties="Lotus WK1;DATABASE=C:\MyLotusFolder";


  1. This database type is supported in 32-bit version only.
  2. Microsoft Jet OLE DB provider must be installed.

See also

 Examples of ADO Connection Strings