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Posted on 2006-04-22
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I get this run-time error message "Could not find installable ISAM" when I ran the following codes to connect to my sample database. Please help. I have Office 2000 and Windows Xp pro.

Dim myConnection As OleDbConnection

    Dim myCommand As OleDbCommand


Private Sub btnAdd_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnAdd.Click

        myConnection = New OleDbConnection("provider = microsoft.jet.oledb.4.0; datasource = C:\Documents and Settings\Test\Desktop\Cardatabase.mdb")

        myCommand = New OleDbCommand(" insert into CarTable(Year, Make, Model, Type) values ('" & Me.txtYear.Text & "' , " & " ' " & Me.txtMake.Text & " ' , '" & Me.txtModel.Text & " ' " & Me.txtType.Text & " ') ", myConnection)



        Catch ex As OleDb.OleDbException


        End Try

    End Sub
Question by:VBdotnet2005
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The DLL for an installable ISAM file could not be found. This file is required for linking external tables
(other than ODBC or Microsoft Jet database tables). The locations for all ISAM drivers are maintained in the
Windows Registry. These entries are created automatically when you install your application. If you change
the location of these drivers, you need to correct your application Setup program to reflect this change and
make the correct entries in the Registry.

Possible causes:

An entry in the Registry is not valid. For example, this error occurs if you're using a Paradox external
database and the Paradox entry points to a nonexistent directory or driver. Exit the application, correct the
Windows Registry, and try the operation again.

One of the entries in the Registry points to a network drive and that network is not connected. Make sure
the network is available, and then try the operation again.

Another cause
The error occures when you are using a different version ACCESS than the original code did so the
"connect" property of the data-control is set wrong. Just set it ot the correct one

If you want to see other DB drivers, while installing Access check under Access- Database Drivers


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