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Accessing an access database with a password

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MyDB.ConnectionString = _
        "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
        "Data Source=" & App.Path & "\sys.ald" & ";UserName=Admin;PASSWORD=Password" & _
        "Persist Security Info=False"

What have I done wrong?

   - Marc
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by:vinnyd79
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try:

MyDB.ConnectionString  = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & "Data Source= " & App.Path & "\sys.mdb;" & "Jet OLEDB:Database Password=myPassword;"
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by:Sethi
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Use this:
MyDB.ConnectionString = _
        "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
        "Data Source=" & App.Path & "\sys.ald" & ";UserName=Admin;Jet OLEDB:Database Password=Password" & _
        "Persist Security Info=False"
Also look at the following sites if you further need help with connection strings:

http://www.connectionstrings.com
http://www.able-consulting.com/ADO_Conn.htm
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by:MarcGraff
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Error: -2147467259 Could not find installable ISAM.

I have never had that one before... :)


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by:vinnyd79
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You should be using atleast MDAC 2.5
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by:MarcGraff
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MDAC 2.5?

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by:MarcGraff
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Microsoft Data Access Components?

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by:MarcGraff
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I am using v3.52 if you are referring to Microsoft Data Access Components
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by:vinnyd79
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Do you want to use DAO rather than ADO? The above example should work if you refence Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects Library 2.X
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by:MarcGraff
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I do have ActiveX Data Objects Library 2.0 refrenced. DAO or ADO? It doesn't matter as long as it works.

I does work if I remove the password from the file.

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by:vinnyd79
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2.0 is old. I would recommend using atleast 2.5 or higher.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=83e8f178-94c9-4e7d-b0b6-a8a94c4eb912&DisplayLang=en

I tend to use version 2.5 for compatability reasons but I do have 2.6 and 2.7 installed on my development machine.
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by:MarcGraff
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Using ActiveX v2.7, go the same "Error: -2147467259 Could not find installable ISAM."

:(

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by:vinnyd79
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Is it an access97 database?
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by:Farzad Akbarnejad
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Hello
Try to use DAO. Use Workspace object in DAO to setup password then use wks.opendatabase method.

-FA
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by:_agj_
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in ado use:

    Dim conn As ADODB.Connection
    Dim rs As ADODB.Recordset
    Dim strSELECT As String
   
    Set conn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
   
With conn
        .Provider = "MSDASQL"
        .ConnectionString = "ODBC" _
                            & ";DATABASE=" _
                            & ";UID=" _
                            & ";PWD=mypass" _
                            & ";DSN=" & "Sample DSN"
                           
        .Open
End With

in dao use:

Dim sConnect As String
Dim sDatabaseName As String
Dim dbTemp As DAO.Database

sConnect = ";pwd=" & "mypass"
sDatabaseName = "c:\mydir\mydatabase.mdb"
Set dbTemp = Workspaces(0).OpenDatabase(sDatabaseName, False, False, sConnect)
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Sethi earned 200 total points
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The problem lies in your connection string:

MyDB.ConnectionString = _
        "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
        "Data Source=" & App.Path & "\sys.ald" & ";UserName=Admin;Jet OLEDB:Database Password=Password" & _
        "Persist Security Info=False"



You are passing "sys.ald" as data source and using Access OleDB providers. The extension for Access database is "mdb". So it should be "sys.mdb".
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by:MarcGraff
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The database is an access 2000 DB. I would like to use ado.

_agj_,
It came back with: "Error:-2147467259 [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified"
and when I added & ";Data Source=" & App.Path & "\sys.dat" _ it said:
Error:-2147467259 [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name too long

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by:Sethi
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That's what I said. The file extension of Access database is mdb and you are passing wrong file extension. It should be ".mdb" for it to work properly.
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by:_agj_
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hey....u got the error trying ADO, did u?
hav u set up the DSN properly usign the thing in the control panel?
if so, u jus need the DSN name, no need of the datasource name.
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by:MarcGraff
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Sethi:
I changed the extention of the file and in the code and it does not make a diffrence.

_agj_:
I am not using ODBC Data Source Administrator. I can not do this because this will run on a network.


If I remove the Database Password through access this code will work:
    MyDB.ConnectionString = _
        "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
        "Data Source=" & App.Path & "\sys.dat" & ";" & _
        "Persist Security Info=False"

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the passwrd string isnt Password=
it is:

                           & ";PWD=mypass" _
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by:MarcGraff
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Same thing:


    MyDB.ConnectionString = _
        "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
        "Data Source=" & App.Path & "\sys.dat" & ";" & _
        "PWD=mypass;" & _  
        "Persist Security Info=False"

Error:-2147467259 Could not find installable ISAM.


    MyDB.ConnectionString = _
        "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
        "Data Source=" & App.Path & "\sys.dat" & ";" & _
        "UserName=Admin;" & _
        "PWD=mypass;" & _  
        "Persist Security Info=False"

Error:-2147467259 Could not find installable ISAM.

   - Marc
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by:_agj_
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this error comes generally due to the environment, installed version of mdac etc.
As in, i have seen this code run on one sys but not on another.
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by:MarcGraff
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CleanupPing:
I appriciate the job you are doing. On this question I really do want an answer, but so far nothing has worked. If you or anyone else has any suggestions on how to get this answer please let me know.

   - Marc
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by:MarcGraff
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I am still interested in this answer if anyone is still with me.

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by:MarcGraff
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Gave up :(

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