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Can establish ODBC connection to .mdb database file after upgrading to CF9

Posted on 2012-04-09
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Bringing up a new Windows 2008 server with CF9, going to retire the server with CF7MX.  Copied the .mdb file from the old server and uploaded to the new server but I cannot seem to get CF9 to attach to the database file.

When I attempt to use the javascript functionality to browse to the file I get and error message which I have taken a screenshot and attached here.

When I attempt to manually enter the path to the file I get the following error message:

Unable to update the NT registry.
Variable DRIVERPATH is undefined.

Any help?
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Question by:EricHoma
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by:EricHoma
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Should say: Can not establish ODBC connection to .mdb database file after upgrading to CF9
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by:ScriptAddict
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Do you need DSN's for that ODBC connection?  

I know anytime we do anything over ODBC we have to update/replace our DNS's related to the ODBC connections.
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by:EricHoma
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With MX7 you could click on datasources and then click add datasource.  Pull down the correct driver and hit add.  That was all it took, it would connect and verify.
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_agx_ earned 250 total points
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(no points .. just a quick comment)

I don't use Access, but I've seen that error message (and possible fixes) bandied about a lot.  Seems related to using the 64 bit version. Here are a few threads turned up by a quick search (but there are lots more)

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/142416?start=0&tstart=0
    http://www.cfexecute.com/post/access-dsns-in-64bit-coldfusion/
    http://www.coldfusionmuse.com/index.cfm/2009/4/7/MS.Access.Proxy

HTH. Best of luck.
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by:EricHoma
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It seems that we had to uload the 64 bit version of CF9 and load the 32 bit version in order to use a .mdb file as a datasource.
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