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Accessing password-protected ACCESS database

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How do I read entries in a password protected ACCESS database file?  How do I pass the password to open it using VB?
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Question by:wsanchez
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indranil earned 20 total points
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Assuming you are using the Data object in your form and ODBC, the database can be accessed by passing the connect string in the Connect property of thae Data object. This looks somewhat like -
'DBQ=c:\access\test.mdb;DSN=mydb;UID=indranil;PWD=yahoo'
The string should match the entry you have used while registering with ODBC.
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by:waty
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Depending if you use ODBC, or DAO
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by:wsanchez
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thanks.
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by:vincerubus
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What if I do no know the UID and PWD ? ? ?

Vince
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by:indranil
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You do not have any choice then. Normally the access files do not have a password protection and your best bet is to try -
UID=;PWD=;
and hope for the best.
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What if you don't have a DSN ?
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