Get "Invalid object name '{table name}'" when trying to connect to SQL Server through ASP (VBScript)

Posted on 2003-03-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-03-06

Can anyone help me? First of all let me summarise the server enviromnent:

Web server:
NT 4.0
Using ASP pages with VBScript

SQL Server:
SQL Server 2000
NT 4.0

Here's the problem. I am trying to connect to SQL server from our web server. This is the connection code held in connection.asp:

Dim dbConn,rs
Set dbConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
set rs = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
dbConn.ConnectionString = "Description={DESCRIPTIOPN};DRIVER=SQL Server;UID={UID};PWD={PWD};SERVER={SERVER}"
dbConn.ConnectionTimeout = [5]
Response.write "Connection succeeded"

Here is the code that causes the error:

<!-- #INCLUDE FILE="connection.asp" -->

Dim SqlText,lnCLogNo,cnn
SqlText = "Select max(clogno) AS MaxClog from CLog"
*****ERROR OCCURS HERE!!!*******
rs.Open SqlText,dbConn

And here is the error:

Connection succeeded
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e37'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Invalid object name 'CLog'.

As you can see the Connection succeeded but it can't find the table "CLog". I have double-checked and CLog is definitely there.

I have set up a ODBC data source on the web server (DSN) and have verified the connection - it succeeded.

Is the connection string incorrect?

Your help would be appreciated!

Question by:kaiwhoeatspie
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Hummusx earned 500 total points
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Just a couple thoughts.  Are you specifying in the ODBC datasource which database for it to use?  That could be causing a problem if it doens't know which DB in the sql server to hit.  Also, you should try putting [] around your field/tbl names.  Oh yeah, and drop the connection time out for the moment.

Is this the only place you are having trouble?  Do the rest of your db access pages work fine?

Author Comment

ID: 8111561

Thanks for your answer, Hummusx.

To answer your questions:
- I only used the data source to test the connection. But yes, I specified the exact database.
- I have only put the {} as placeholders. Sorry if that wasn't clear.

Actually, I found the problem not 15 minutes ago.

The problem was that in IIS I set the default ASP language to JavaScript. When I set it to VBScript and then replaced the <SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBScript" RUNAT="Server"> tags to just <% it worked!

Thanks for trying to help though, Hummusx. Much appreciated.

What do I do now? My question in no longer valid as I somehow managed to find the solution myself.


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