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Start ADP without setting the connection to SQL

Posted on 2008-06-19
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My goal is to use the same ADP on 2 different networks, with 2 different SQL Servers and 2 different database names, so the connections strings are different.

I programatically change the connection during the startup, but I have to wait for a timeout on the default connection.

How can i start the ADP without connecting to the SQL DB, so that I can change the connection strings in VBA.
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Vadim Rapp earned 400 total points
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run this in vba immediate window:

Application.CurrentProject.CloseConnection 'Close the Connection
Application.CurrentProject.OpenConnection '
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by:Leigh Purvis
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AFAIK the only way to have the ADP *start-up* without attempting a connection is to create a blank ADP file and Cancel any requests for establishing the connection through the UI.
Then import all your objects into that ADP and go with it.
Any attempt to close or remove the ADP's default connection does not persist into the next instance of the application.

Sorry - it's a faff, but at least you have the workaround and could do it only before releasing new versions (just like part of the process such as creating an ADE etc etc).
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by:Vadim Rapp
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> Any attempt to close or remove the ADP's default connection does not persist into the next instance of the application.

Not any. Put empty OpenConnection in form_close event, and it will persist.

ScottGutman, I'm very curious, did you try what I suggested?
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by:Leigh Purvis
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Fair play - that's a new one on me (not that I'd claim to be an authority on ADPs anyway).
The old literature on the subject is clearly unaware of the trick of calling the OpenConnection method without passing any connection information.

That's the answer you'll need Scott.
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by:ScottGutman
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Ok, I was a little hasty.  Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  can the moderator undo my selection so i can change the points assigned?
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by:ScottGutman
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the answer was just too simple and LPurvis usually knows EVERYTHING :).

Thanks a bunch, guys!
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