ActiveX ODBC Connection Control Works in VB (and IE) but not in FOXPRO! The same control works in one but not in other! (gah)

Posted on 2004-08-13
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
My ActiveX Control connects to an ODBC connection (made through the control panel)

It works in VB and works in IE, (and any other activex container..)

But when i put it into VisualFoxPro6 (where it was intended to be put), it says it can't create connection or some weird error. I'll post the exact error message soon.


mycode is:
rsConn.Open "termsconn" <-- that's the name of the connection. That's where its having the error.

Question by:Anderson_Enterprises
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Please post more of your code.  It seems you are trying to open a recordset with a connection string.  Is rsConn a recordset or connection object?


Author Comment

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Because you are the only guy that answered, i'm going to award you the points...

i've found the answer.

Apparently when (in foxpro) you type:
 USE Calendar

It opens a connection to the Calendar Database. (That's what I want!)


The ODBC driver CANNOT access Calendar when its 'in use' even when you don't use it exclusive.

The solution was to Close all instances of the calendar database. Apparently ActiveX/FoxPro/VisualBasic don't like to share connections to databases. EVEN WHEN they advertise that ability.

-Michael Smyers
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Thanks, but no thanks.  If you answered your own question, you should post to the Community Support area and ask for the question to be closed and the points refunded.  I would much rather have that happen then get a C grade.

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Hm, How do I go about fixing this for you? I hadn't thought about the negative connotations associated with a C..

I'll see what I can do!

-Michael Smyers
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I already made the posts.  A mod should be coming along any time now.


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