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System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException: Unspecified error

Posted on 2012-04-03
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Last Modified: 2012-04-03
i changed this:

 <asp:DropDownList ID="ddlProducts" runat="server" DataSourceID="AccessDataSourceProducts"
                        DataTextField="ProductName" DataValueField="ProductID" 
                        AppendDataBoundItems="True" Width="302px" TabIndex="9019"  
                         <asp:ListItem Text="" Value="" />

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into this:

  If e.Row.RowType = DataControlRowType.DataRow Then
            Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand("SELECT DISTINCT * FROM [Products] ORDER BY ProductName ", con)

            Dim ddlProducts As DropDownList = CType(e.Row.FindControl("ddlProducts"), DropDownList)

            Dim da As New OleDbDataAdapter(cmd)

            Dim ds As New DataSet()

            ddlProducts.DataTextField = ds.Tables(0).Columns("ProductName").ToString()
            ddlProducts.DataValueField = ds.Tables(0).Columns("ProductID").ToString()

            ddlProducts.DataSource = ds.Tables(0)


        End If

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and now i get this error:
System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException: Unspecified error

Do i need to Dispose/Close something else? error is only there when alot of data is pulled from the database. I only have this issue when the website is published on the server. Locally i don't get this error. IIS as webserver
Question by:Amien90
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Expert Comment

ID: 37803587
I think it should be some permission issue in the server. Have a look here


hope this helps!

Author Comment

ID: 37803623
why? i have a gridview that contains dropdownlist .. i'm populating these droplists.

When i create 25 rows no problem, when i create 100 rows i get the above error? can that still be a permission error?
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ID: 37803773
Did you go through that link. If the ASP.NET account in the server does not have permission to access the database then it can throw this error!
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Author Comment

ID: 37803788
yes .. but the server has full permission.

I dont see a permission issue when 25 rows are no problem and 100 rows are a problem. How can permission be a problem? i also split the 100 rows into 4 parts and those 4 parts are also no problem
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ID: 37803856
can you try this


Dim ds As New DataSet()


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