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Run stored proc using 'sa' login causes write conflict

Posted on 2002-06-26
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I have a SQL Server 2000 db connected to an Access Project (.adp) front-end.

My front-end has forms with buttons that users click on to perform calculations and update data on the form. The code behind the buttons are in VB and execute stored procedures that update fields.

I make the connection in the VB code using:

myCmd.ActiveConnection = "Provider = SQLOLEDB; Data Source = server; Initial Catalog = database; User ID = sa; Password=;"

The problem I get is that everytime a user runs the code and the record is updated, the user gets the message:

Write Conflict: The record has been changed by another user since you started editing it...

Each user has their own UserName, so that is why I get the message because it has been updated by 'sa'.

How do I get around this? I don't want to connect as the user as their passwords may change, etc.

Thanks.
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Question by:naqayya
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by:KMAN
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You are connecting as 'sa' regardless of any other login since it is hard coded in your connection string!

Make a form where the User logs in (or registry setting, INI file, etc.), store the ID and password in a variable, then pass them to the connection string, instead of using the hard-coded 'sa' whihch is a System Administrator ID and should NOT be used to add/change/delete data.

Like:

myCmd.ActiveConnection = "Provider = SQLOLEDB; Data Source = server; Initial Catalog = database; User ID=" & strUser & ";Password=" & strPwd & ";"

Got the idea?

K
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by:naqayya
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Thanks KMAN:

My front-end doesn't take a username and password, but uses the Windows login to get the UserName and then give appropriate permissions.

I have a procedure to get the Windows UserName, but how do I get the password? I don't want to make the users login twice.

I use the following code to get the UserName:

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Private Declare Function GetUserName Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias _
    "GetUserNameA" (ByVal lpBuffer As String, nSize As Long) As Long


Function o_CurrentNTUser() As String
   
   Dim strUserName As String * 25
   Dim intReturn As Integer
   
   intReturn = GetUserName(strUserName, 25)
   strUserName = Trim(Left(strUserName, InStr(1, strUserName, Chr(0)) - 1))
   o_CurrentNTUser = Trim(strUserName)

End Function
-----------------------------------------------------------

Thanks.
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KMAN earned 100 total points
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I doubt there is a way to retrieve the password, like the UID.  You may try to setup a SQL Server ODBC datasource, set it to use Windows Authentication and then use a connection string like:

myCmd.ActiveConnection = "mySQLServer"


...where mySQLServer is the ODBC datasource name.

Then the individual PC's will authenticate SQLServer with the correct UID/PWDs
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by:Nitin Sontakke
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A bit off the track, but i thought that the user name can also be retreived in much simpler way, in VB, as follows:

strUserName = Environ("UserName")

You can also get the domain name by Environ("UserDomain")

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by:naqayya
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Thanks NitinSontakke: yes you're right!
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