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oledb connection to SQL Server not working

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In Access 2007, (trying to access SQL Server) I have the following code:
    Dim cn As New ADODB.Connection
    Dim strCN As String
    strCN = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Server=10.10.10.1;" & _
             "Initial Catalog='Websites';User ID=sa;PWD=xxxxxxxx"

    cn.CommandTimeout = 3000000
    cn.Open

This gives the following error:
[Microsoft][ODBSC Driver Manager] Data Source Name not found and no default driver specified
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by:Bitsqueezer
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Hi,

I would recommend to use the SQLNCLI driver instead (must be installed on Windows XP machines, not available by default).

Moreover you should make sure that TCP/IP is enabled on the SQL Server if you access the server by IP address.
You can find examples of connection strings here:
http://www.connectionstrings.com/sql-server-2005#p2

There is also an example of how to use the IP address.

And I hope that this string was only an example and you don't really try to connect to the SQL Server using the "sa" account...:-)

Cheers,

Christian
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fixed it myself
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