Not a valid file name

Posted on 2004-08-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have tested my ASP.NET application before and worked on my IIS and WebMatrix Application. But Now that I have put it on a web hosting site. I get the following error. I have transferred the required webmatrix dlls. But I keep getting this error.

I think that it has to do something with my web.config file's path attribute which is set to path="/".

I will point anyone who can figure this out or help out...

Thanks in Advance.

Here is the error:

Server Error in '/' Application.

Not a valid file name.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException: Not a valid file name.

Source Error:

Line 95:                 cmd.Connection = con
Line 96:                 cmd.CommandText = sSQL
Line 97:                 con.Open()
Line 98:                 Try
Line 99:                     cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()

Source File: E:\web\hinoecucom0\htdocs\default.aspx    Line: 97

Stack Trace:

[OleDbException (0x80004005): Not a valid file name.]
   System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection.ProcessResults(Int32 hr) +20
   System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection.InitializeProvider() +57
   System.Data.OleDb.OleDbConnection.Open() +203
   ASP.default_aspx.Execute(String sSQL) in E:\web\hinoecucom0\htdocs\default.aspx:97
   ASP.default_aspx.Button1_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in E:\web\hinoecucom0\htdocs\default.aspx:72
   System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e) +108
   System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.System.Web.UI.IPostBackEventHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) +57
   System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument) +18
   System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(NameValueCollection postData) +33
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +1277


Question by:IZING
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Expert Comment

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Sounds like your connectionstring may be pointing to an incorrect location.  What database are you using?  If it is access, you should use Server.MapPath when creating the connectionstring.

Author Comment

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I am using Server.MapPath in my code for Access.
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Accepted Solution

DotNetLover_Baan earned 2000 total points
ID: 11853803
Just output  server.MapPath to a label or something.. and see what address it gives.   Usually it gives the address where the aspx file is. Make changes accordingly, to get to your database file.
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you have to set up your app in IIS.
go to IIS manager, rightclick your app folder and hit properties, then under the Directory tab, in the Application Settings region hit the Create button.
that should work.

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IZING, skip my post, i have posted it in the wrong thread.

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