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Access 2007 dsn less connection string

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I have an access 2003 database that has been converted to 2007.  How do I modify my dsn less connection string so that my asp pages can read the new file?  My current code is

DB_CONN_STRING = "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};"
DB_CONN_STRING = DB_CONN_STRING + "Dbq=d:\webs\data\test.mdb;"
DB_CONN_STRING = DB_CONN_STRING + "Uid=Admin;"
DB_CONN_STRING = DB_CONN_STRING + "Pwd=;"
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set Conn = server.CreateObject("adodb.connection")
Conn.Open DB_CONN_STRING
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by:Gustav Brock
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Nothing? Except if you changed the filename to test.accdb, and in that case UID and PWD is of no use, as user level security has been removed from Acess 2007 using the new fileformat.

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by:AHMA001
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I've tried this and I get a variety of errors, depending on how I tweak it.  Either a resource not found or some generic microsoft error message that appears to be similar to one where the file does not have permissions.  I have confirmed the file is there and if I put a new file out it the directory that is Access 2003 it works fine.  
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by:Gustav Brock
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But do you really need to convert this file? Access 2007 works nicely with a 2003 file (mdb). And I doubt very much that your ASP pages will see any advantages changing the database file to accdb type.

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by:AHMA001
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Actually, yes I do.  Access 2007 has data import wizards that I want to use so that my user can do a two clicks and your done process to update the data on-line.
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Yes, but that wizard is in 2007 - the frontend - and should work even if the backend - the file with your data - is in 2003.

If your database isn't split in a frontend and backend, a wizard to create that exists.

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Sometimes it takes someone further away from the problem to see outside the box.  I never thought to put the data in a 2003 mdb and the wizard in a 2007 accdb.  That solved my problem.  Thank you very much.
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You are welcome!

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