Sending Access Database with ODBC Connection

Posted on 2012-08-13
Last Modified: 2012-08-16

I need to send someone an Access database with a built in ODBC connection to
my onlibe SQL database. Normally the ODBC connection would be set up manually.
Can I just send the file that results from the ODBC set up in my Documents folder?
What is the best way to do this?

Question by:murbro
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    It should work as is, because the connection string is stored with each linked table, and - of course - if the user is able to see your server by its IP-address or domain name.

    The only problem is if the other user wish to relink - then the ODBC info must be at hand.
    However, you can create a File DSN and send that to the user.


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    Thanks for the help
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    by:Gustav Brock
    You are welcome!


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