Solved

Cross Platform SQL Problems

Posted on 2012-04-13
2
206 Views
Last Modified: 2013-03-28
This is a question from a colleague, I am not a programmer so I do not understand any of this.  He says that when an XP system compiles information, the 7 machines can read it no problem, but when the 7 machines compile it then the XP systems can't read it.  Here is his original statement to me:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Our dilemma is a compatibility issue between XP and Win 7, when attempting to establish a connection with an SQL database across the mixed platforms.
 
MyConnectionString.ConnectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;UID=sa;PWD=" + DS2 + ";Data Source=" + DS + ";Database=" + Ds4
 
In the above connection DS2 = Password, DS = Server name, DS4 = Database Name.
 
Program written in VB6.0
 
Problem occurs in both SQL Server 2005 Express & 2008 Express.

There are both 32-bit and 64-bit systems in this environment.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If there is information missing to help determine the problem, just let me know and I can ask.  Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Robert
2 Comments
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:wdosanjos
wdosanjos earned 250 total points
ID: 37843716
What's the specific and complete error message text that he's getting?
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
tliotta earned 250 total points
ID: 37844983
He says that when an XP system compiles information, the 7 machines can read it no problem, but when the 7 machines compile it then the XP systems can't read it.

What is meant by "compiles information"? What is meant by "read it"?

In general, the opening paragraphs don't seem to have any relationship to the 'original statement' from your colleague.

...unless the problem is that the connection string itself fails when XP is trying to connect to a database on the Win7 systems? ...and the same connection string works in the opposite direction?

Tom
0

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

Naughty Me. While I was changing the database name from DB1 to DB_PROD1 (yep it's not real database name ^v^), I changed the database name and notified my application fellows that I did it. They turn on the application, and everything is working. A …
Occasionally there is a need to clean table columns, especially if you have inherited legacy data. There are obviously many ways to accomplish that, including elaborate UPDATE queries with anywhere from one to numerous REPLACE functions (even within…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…
This video demonstrates how to create an example email signature rule for a department in a company using CodeTwo Exchange Rules. The signature will be inserted beneath users' latest emails in conversations and will be displayed in users' Sent Items…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now