Vb6, Opening Access2000 Ado, with Password

Posted on 2001-08-28
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-03-03
I had my program running perfectly, *until* i added a password to the Access2000 database.
ie. Open in Exclusive Mode, Security... Add the password
The Password  is   boss

(Problem 1)
Global rs As ADODB.Recordset
Global cnn As New ADODB.Connection

Function Opit()
cnn.Provider = "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;"
This does not work  .Cannot find installable ISAM.
'cnn.Open Trim(App.Path) & "\accesswol.mdb" & ";" & "Password=" & "boss"
This works if there is no password..
cnn.Open Trim(App.Path) & "\accesswol.mdb"

Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
rs.Open "wol", cnn, adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic, adCmdTableDirect

From Help i see.
cnn2.Open "C:\Samples\northwind.mdb", "admin", ""
Is admin a user id, how do i know what the userid is??
(Problem 2)
also, i am opening Access2000 in a DataRecord Area, how do i do this with a password...
DataEnvironment1.Connection1.ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & Trim(App.Path) & "\accesswol.MDB" & ";Persist Security Info=False"

When fooling around, i did at some instances get an error refering to workgroup user !!!
User ID=sa;Password=pwd;"
What is User id ????

Appreciate any advice..

Question by:turnerrob
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Accepted Solution

Julian_K earned 300 total points
ID: 6434354
Hi :-)
You have too many questions ;-), but about the password:
Include this into your connection string:

Jet OLEDB:Database Password=boss;


private Connection1 as ADODB.Connection

private sub Connect(byval strDBFileName as string)
    dim strCnn as string
    strCnn = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Jet OLEDB:Database Password=boss;Data Source=" & strDBFileName
    Set Connection1 = New ADODB.Connection
    Connection1.Open strCnn
end sub

Hope this helps.

Expert Comment

ID: 6434365
User ID is the user name.
You can define some Users to accsess the DataBase, with specific permissions (Read-Only, Write, Modify, etc.)
You should read some Access' help ;-)

Author Comment

ID: 6434434
Thanks for your help.

Have the password section finally going.!!!

Regards  Turnerrob

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