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TableDefs.Append to an SQL server - wrong password

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I have an MS Access front end to an SQL Server back end.  Everything is working fine except for the way a bad password is handled.

Where a bad password is part of the connection string I get an error message box and then a dialog box that would have me input the correct credentials for the SQL server.  I would like to trap this so I can have my own custom error messge.

Any ideas?
Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim tdf As DAO.TableDef
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db.TableDefs.Append tdf '<---- error here with bad password

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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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this should do:

Sub ...
Dim db As DAO.Database
Dim tdf As DAO.TableDef
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on error goto ErrHandleAppendFailure
db.TableDefs.Append tdf '<---- error here with bad password
... 
Exit Sub 
ErrHandleAppendFailure:
. ..  handle the  error here... 
Exit Sub
End Sub

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by:AviationAce
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I tried your suggestion.  I didn't work.  I still get the SQL error message and the dialog box asking for credientials.  I think (I'm not sure) that the error message is coming from the ODBC driver.  What do you think?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>I think (I'm not sure) that the error message is coming from the ODBC driver.  What do you think?
possibly. you are using DSN entry for the linked table?
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by:AviationAce
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I'm not using a DSN file.  I make a connection string.  When I the variable strPWD has a bad password for the SQL server: I get the error message and dialog box asking for SQL credientials.
Dim sConn As String
sConn = "ODBC;Description=MySQL Tables;DRIVER=SQL Server;" & _
        "SERVER=" & strServerName & ";APP=2007 Microsoft Office system;" & _
        "DATABASE=MyDB;" & _
        "UID=" & strUserName & ";PWD=" & strPWD & _
        ";Network=MyNet;TABLE=" & strTableName
Debug.Print sConn
tdf.Connect = sConn

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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ok.
you might try to connect first (without the table=xxx) part:
dim cnn as adodb.connection
set cnn = new adodb.connection
on error goto ErrHandleConnectionProblem
cnn.open sConn 
cnn.close
set cnn = nothing
 
...
 
 
ErrHandleConnectionProblem:
  ....

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You rock!
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