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password in ODBC connection inclues ";"

Posted on 2013-06-07
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I have a problem to connect to mysql database using ODBC and found that the password is
AB9O]]8y;y which include ";"

How can I write password in the connection string correctly?

Here is the connectin string

sConn = "ODBC;DSN=mysql;UID=username ;PWD=AB9O]]8y;y;  DATABASE=mydatabase;"
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Question by:HemlockPrinters
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by:Dave Baldwin
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What programming language and why don't you click on "Request Attention" and get this put in the MySQL zone if that is the database you're using?
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by:Michael
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How about putting the password in a string variable first, then putting that in the connection string:

sPass = "AB9O]]8y;y"
sConn = "ODBC;DSN=mysql;UID=username ;PWD=" & sPass & "; DATABASE=mydatabase;"

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by:lomo74
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Have you tried double quotes around the password parameter?
 sConn = "ODBC;DSN=mysql;UID=username ;PWD=\"AB9O]]8y;y\";DATABASE=mydatabase;"
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HemlockPrinters earned 0 total points
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thanks, but i still can't get it work.
I just changed the password not to include ";"
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by:lomo74
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Lol there must be a way to do that!
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by:HemlockPrinters
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there is no other good solutions
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