Read only database

Posted on 2002-06-27
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20

I have to read data from a data base on a cd. This message always appear everytime a try to open my recordset : It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view its data.

I copy my database on my hard drive... everything is ok... but this problem always occure when I try from the cd... I just want to read the data... no update !!


Question by:Marc_Fortin
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Show your code.  How are you opening the database?  

Your question leaves WAY TOO much to the imagination.
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CD's are read only - check what flags you are setting in the call to read the record.

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What brand database?

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Your program might be trying to write a lock file to the directory where the database is stored. Since you are trying to access data on a CD and the CD is read only, you will get this error.

I got caught with exactly the same problem. Moving the database to the hdd fixed the problem

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