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Using a password protected access database

Posted on 2006-06-26
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Hi Experts.

Im using the following to connect to an access database: -

    Set dbMyDB = OpenDatabase(App.Path & "\db4.mdb")
    Set dbMyDB = OpenDatabase(App.Path & "\db4.mdb")

    Set rsMyRS = dbMyDB.OpenRecordset("Users", dbOpenDynaset)

I know its a crude way of connecting to the database but its easy. I'm trying to find out using the method above, how to connect to a password protected access database.

Many Thanks
Lee
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Question by:ljhodgett
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by:Wadski
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Hi there ljhodgett,

Using the OpenDatabase command to open a passworded database is covered on this MS support article:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=209953



Wadski
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change it to this...

 Set dbMyDB = OpenDatabase(App.Path & "\db4.mdb", False, False, "MS Access;pwd=mypassword")
 Set dbMyDB = OpenDatabase(App.Path & "\db4.mdb", False, False, "MS Access;pwd=mypassword")

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by:Wadski
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Although you should only need one Set dbMyDB line!
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by:hiteshgupta1
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Hi,

If you are setting the password through Tools->Security->Database Password, then try this:

With myConnectionObject
     .Provider = "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0"
     .Properties(15).Value = "mydatabasepassword"
     .open "C:\mydatabase.mdb"
end with

Property #15 is Jet OLEDB:Database Password and allows you to call the database password!

you can include it in the connection string as follows:
With cnnConnection
        .ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=D:\mydatabase.mdb; Jet OLEDB:Database Password=mydatabasepassword"
        .Open
    End With

Let us know if it helps u!!
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by:jkaios
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If you're using DAO:
  Set dbMyDB = OpenDatabase(App.Path & "\db4.mdb", , , ";PWD=mypassword")

If you're using ADO:
  See hiteshgupta1's example above
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