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Passing Access PW from VB5

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What property do I set in a VB5 data control to supply an Access database with a password (so I may get to the database fields)?

Thank you in advance.
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There is no property to set password for Access db On VB5 data control. You need to disable the password on Access db to get in the fields. Once, you have done your coding(completely), set back your password onto Access db. To use your VB5 application on a secure Access db, you need to let user key in user id and password at entry of your VB5 application.
To verify user id and password in VB5, put the following code in your VB5 application logon screen:

   DBEngine.SystemDB = "C:\yoursystemmdw.mdw"

   'Create a new workspace object
   'gwWorkSpace is a Global variable where you put in the module
   'txtUserName and txtPassword are fields on Logon screen.
   '
   Set gwWorkSpace = DBEngine.CreateWorkspace("New", _
   Trim(txtUserName.Text), Trim(txtPassword.Text), dbUseJet)

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Regarding   DBEngine.SystemDB = "C:\yoursystemmdw.mdw",

what is "C:\yoursystemmdw.mdw" ?

Thank you..
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For a protected Access db, you should have already created a system.mdw file(assuming you are using Access97, system.mda for Access 2.0).

For example:
you have a mdb call inventory.mdb in c:\inventory directory.
you should put your system.mdw in the same directory.
so, C:\yoursystemmdw.mdw = C:\inventory\system.mdw.
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Dear Sir/Madam;

I have searched my entire disk for a .mdw or .mda file.  None exists.  How do I create this file so I may test the solution you have provided?

Thanks in advance.
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Couldn't find??
I thought your access database is secured??
You cannot secured an access database without a workgroup file.
By default, Access97 create a workgroup file under
windows->system directory.
Tell me something, when you double click your Access mdb file from explorer, did Access prompt you for password?
If it doesn't, your mdb file is not secured and you should be able to get the fields for tables in your VB5 application.

To create a new workgroup file:
I assumed you are using Access97 from Office97.
Go to the Office directory, look for a shortcut call MS Access WorkGroup Administrator or use explorer go to windows->system directory and run the file call WRKGADM.EXE.
Click Create button to create a new workgroup file (mdw) under your application's directory.
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