ADO: Compact Database?


How can I programmatically compact a password-protected Access97 database, using straight ADO (no data controls or anything other than straight code)?

I know that I can open this password-protected MDB by using this in the connect string:

   "Jet OLEDB:Database Password=$0mePa$$w0rd;"

but I'd also like to be able to compact it.

Thanks for helpful help.

Breck Ryker

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Try this:

Dim sfilename As String, Password As String
Dim OldDBname As String
Dim NewDBname As String
OldDBname = "c:\olddb.mdb"
NewDBname = "c:\NEWdb.mdb"
Password = "PASSWORD" 'must equal password for the database
DBEngine.CompactDatabase OldDBname, NewDBname, dbLangGeneral & ";pwd=" & Password, , ";pwd=" & Password
Kill OldDBname
Name NewDBname As OldDBname

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brykerAuthor Commented:

Are you sure your solution is ADO and not DAO?  Sure looks like DAO.

Anyway, Marine has proposed something that I'm sure will work.  I just had tech difficulties giving him the grade, as the Experts Exchange folks were busy killing catdaddy123's comment.
brykerAuthor Commented:

Haven't tried it yet, but looks like a winner.  It's ADO, it's MS documentation...what's to try?

Thanks a lot.
Thanks, happy programming :-)

Sorry, I misunderstood what you were looking for.

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