Could not find installable ISAM.

Posted on 2014-08-25
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Last Modified: 2014-08-27
When trying to connect to an MS Access 2010 database file using VB.NET I am getting the error:
"Could not find installable ISAM"

I'm using the following:
Window 7 Pro 64bit
Visual Studio 2013
MS Access 2010 database file
Connection String = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; DataSource=/Resources/offLineTags.accdb; Persist Security Info=False;)"

I have installed the 2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components but still get the same error

Question by:BrianFord
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 1500 total points
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Use back slashes instead of slashes for the DataSource argument.   See if that works.


Author Comment

ID: 40283960
unfortunately, same error
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Assisted Solution

by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 1500 total points
ID: 40283988
OK.   Most common cause then is just what the error message says; it doesn't have the isam component it needs.

To get that, download and install this:

Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable


Author Closing Comment

ID: 40288009
I tried that but it wouldn't install.

if I run the 32bit version it says I can't because I have 64 bit Office installed, if I run the 64Bit version it says I can't because I have 32 Bit Office installed. I definitely have 64Bit install of Office.

At this stage I'm not going to fight this any longer, I have decided to use a local text file for the temp storage I need as I'm running out of time to get this solution in place

Thank you both for trying to help

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