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Data Control

Posted on 1998-08-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
All my forms have link with the database by data control. the path look like this "C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\scan\SOC.mdb"  how about if someone moves the databse from this location, the program will not run! is ther any solution! thanks
Question by:hadorth11

Accepted Solution

MikeP090797 earned 50 total points
ID: 1431537
Check on startup if the file exist, using Dir. If it doesn't, either create an empty database, or ask the use to enter the database path using Open File Dialog

Expert Comment

ID: 1431538
You could write a routine to check for the existance of your
database file.  If it has been moved, then you could have a
routine look for it, then change the databasename property
to the new path.  I built an activeX control to do this.


Author Comment

ID: 1431539
Hi Mike, Thanks for answering my question but can you show me how to do it. thanks
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Expert Comment

ID: 1431540
In addition to the proposed solution, you could store the Database Name in an INI/Registry setting.

In the Form_Initialize Event you would read the Setting and verify the existence of the DB.

If the file/path are good, set the datacontrol.databasename = INI setting

Expert Comment

ID: 1431541
To check if a file exist:

If Dir("C:\Windows\Db1.mdb")="" then 'Not exist
 CreateDatabase "C:\Windows\Db1.mdb", dbLangGeneral
End If


Author Comment

ID: 1431542
Guys, you are wonderful.. I will give your web address to all my friends!

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