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How can I open a ACCESS database with a databate password (not the user level password) in the VB?
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cerik earned 50 total points
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How about...

 Set db = ws.OpenDatabase("C:/myDirectory/mydbfile.mdb", False, False, "MS Access;PWD=mypassword")

The first  boolean sets exclusive to false use database, the second sets read-only false
most of this is explained in opendatabase help, but it doesn't explain the pwd stuff, I belive that we found the documentation about this at microsoft support, but the details escape me
 
Good hunting

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by:OSIN
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The statement is correct! However the ture is the first False in your statement is the "Option" and the second is the "Read Only". It doesn't matter you open the database in exclusive mode  or not. But you have to put something in it. The Opendatabase fail me previous because I use this statement

Set db = ws.OpenDatabase("C:/myDirectory/mydbfile.mdb", , , "MS Access;PWD=mypassword")

You can put anything in the "Option" since you are not using the  ODBC connection. But I use dbDriverNoPrompt. It make more sense. Here is my final version

Set db = ws.OpenDatabase("C:/myDirectory/mydbfile.mdb",  dbDriverNoPromp,  False, "MS Access;PWD=mypassword")

for share mode and

Set db = ws.OpenDatabase("C:/myDirectory/mydbfile.mdb",  dbDriverNoPromp, Ture, "MS Access;PWD=mypassword")

for exclusive mode


Thanks and regards -- Oliver

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by:cerik
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Yeah sorry 'bout that,

I got what those two bool values where for using the old office e-mail system of yelling across the room, and they got mixed up, but as you say the important thing is to have them there.
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by:PIBM
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Well what should I define ws as ??
What is db too ?
How could I call the SQL statement ?
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by:OSIN
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1. ws is defined as the Workspace, you can use the default workspace (just remove the "ws." prefix.
2. db is defined as the Database.
3. It depend on how you want to access the data. The simplest way may be using the Recordset

Dim rs As Recordset
set rs = db.OpenRecordset ("Your SQL Statement")

Regards -- Oliver
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by:PIBM
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Thanks :)
I forgot to post that I had found the answer. We have to set a link to the definitions.. that's what was missing ( I don't know the exact words in english, sorry )
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