Is it possible to create a workflow that is started by activity in a SQL Server database that is outside of SharePoint?
Using a WebPart to put and modify data in a database isn't a problem. Retrieving that data and displaying it using a WebPart or some other SharePoint object isn't much of a problem either. What I'd love to do is to submit data to a database, then have an approval workflow automatically start that sends emails and creates calendar events based on information submitted to the database. It's not difficult at all to do this with same thing with lists and libraries, but is it possible to do it what databases and database tables and other database objects?
Thank you all in advance for your help and advice!