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Newbie Urgent Question on connecting from SQL Server Express 2005 to MS Access

Posted on 2006-07-01
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Basic but urgent question... I've got SQL Server Express locally on my workstation. I also have an MS Acces database locally on my workstation. From SQL Server, I must run a series of SELECT statements against the Access database. I understand from the docs and online that I need to have a linked server. Apparently, I'm not getting the syntax right, however.

The MS Access DB has no security. The workstation user is 'Tom.'

The error I get on the 2nd statement below is:
Msg 15007, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_addlinkedsrvlogin, Line 76
'Tom' is not a valid login or you do not have permission.


EXEC sp_addlinkedserver
@server = 'pcf'
, @Srvproduct = 'Access'
, @Provider = 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0'
, @datasrc = 'C:\mydata\Tom01JUL.mdb'
GO

sp_addlinkedsrvlogin 'pcf', false, 'Tom', 'Admin', NULL;

SELECT code
FROM pcf...shift
GO

Though not difficult, there's a level of urgency on this, so thus the higher point ranking.
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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change the provider to

   @provider = 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
 
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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Sorry wrong post
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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i mean the server product to

   @srvproduct = 'OLE DB Provider for Jet'

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by:DataDesignIT
ID: 17024502
I  changed the server name, since pcf already existed, and ran the following:

EXEC sp_addlinkedserver
@server = 'pcf1'
, @srvproduct = 'OLE DB Provider for Jet'
, @Provider = 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0'
, @datasrc = 'C:\mydata\Tom01JUL.mdb'
GO


I still got the same Msg 15007 on the next line:
   sp_addlinkedsrvlogin 'pcf1', false, 'Tom', 'Admin', NULL

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sp_addlinkedsrvlogin 'pcf', false, 'sa', 'Admin', NULL; -- do you have a username 'Tom' in the sql server ... i changed to 'sa'
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by:DataDesignIT
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YIPEE! Thanks. I'm in! I didn't have a 'Tom' user in the SQL Server.
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