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Connecting to an Sql Server Database using VB6 (DAO)

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I've converted from using an access database to sql Server.  I have always used DAO.  I am aware that DAO has it's contraints, but for now will continue with it.  I plan to move to ado gradually.  

I am unable to connect to my database - Kept getting "ODBC call failed".  Here is code I used:

[

Global wsPayroll As Workspace

Global dbPayroll As Connection
Global dbUser As Connection
Global dbs As Database
Global MyPath As String                
Global MyDbPath As String              
Global MyDbName As String              
Global MyAppPath As String            

Global s As String

Open App.Path & "\Payroll.txt" For Input As #1

Input #1, s
MyPath = Right(s, Len(s) - 3)
If Right(s, 1) <> "\" Then
    MyPath = MyPath & "\"
End If
   
Input #1, s
MyAppPath = Right(s, Len(s) - 4)
If Right(s, 1) <> "\" Then
    MyAppPath = MyAppPath & "\"
End If

Close #1


MyDbName = "Paysql_data"
   
MyDbPath = MyPath & MyDbName & ".mdf"


Set wsPayroll = CreateWorkspace("NewODBCWorkspace", "admin", "", dbUseODBC)


Set dbPayroll = wsPayroll.OpenConnection("ConPayroll", _
       dbDriverNoPrompt, , _
       "ODBC;DATABASE=Paysql_data.mdf;UID=Administrator;PWD=;FILEDSN=Paysql")
]

I get the error when executing the last line of code above.

Any help would be good.

Thnaks
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by:Dhaest
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dim oConn as adodb.connection
set oConn as new adodb.connection
oConn.Open "Provider=sqloledb;" & _
           "Data Source=myServerName;" & _
           "Initial Catalog=myDatabaseName;" & _
           "User Id=myUsername;" & _
           "Password=myPassword

See http://www.able-consulting.com/MDAC/ADO/Connection/OLEDB_Providers.htm#OLEDBProviderForSQLServer for more information about connectionstrings
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by:33216CLC
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Dhaest,

Thank you for the response.  The code you gave works for ADO, but I'm using DAO.  Do you have the code for making the connection with DAO?  The one I use presently only works with An Access Database, but not sql Server.  I'm using SQL Server 7.0.
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Dim ws As DAO.Workspace
Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim rs As DAO.Recordset
Dim cn As DAO.Connection

Set ws = CreateWorkspace("", "admin", "", dbUseODBC)
Set cn = ws.OpenConnection _("", , , "ODBC;DATABASE=MyDB;DSN=MYDSN")
Set db = cn.Database
Set rs = db.OpenRecordset("Table1", dbOpenDynamic)
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