Connecting to a databse

Posted on 2008-10-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi, i,m trying to connect to a database in a server. i can connect using local host but when i try to connect it to the database in the server it gie an error

this is the code that i,m using to tel that the database is in the server

Dim dataPath As String = Server.MapPath("dato.mdb")
        Me.AccessDataSource1.ConnectionString = Me.AccessDataSource1.ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source = " & dataPath

but it tel me that the conectionstring can,t be change manualy
i,m using visual web developmet 2005 with visual basic language
Question by:cano63
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Expert Comment

ID: 22699943
what is the error message ?

Author Comment

ID: 22706349
System.InvalidOperationException was unhandled by user code
  Message="The AccessDataSource ConnectionString property cannot be set, it is automatically generated."

that's the error

Accepted Solution

ajolly earned 500 total points
ID: 22708334
yes, connection string for AccessDataSource is a read only property.
You need to specify in design time.

You can set DataFile property and it will generate the connection string which you can only read.

Setting only the DataFile will work for you.

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