Solved

Unable to connect to MS-Access database using jdbc-odbc

Posted on 2014-10-15
4
952 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-16
Hi

I trying to connect to ms-access database using jdbc-odbc on linux, I installed unixodbc and mdbtools and isql runs fine but in connecting to access to db it give me problem.
Unable to connect to database: java.sql.SQLException: [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default driver specified
java.sql.SQLException: [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default driver specified
at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.createSQLException(Unknown Source)
at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.standardError(Unknown Source)
at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbc.SQLDriverConnect(Unknown Source)
at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcConnection.initialize(Unknown Source)
at sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(Unknown Source)
at java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(Unknown Source)

And here is my sample java code:
   File f = new File("/home/hp/db1.mdb");
String url =  "jdbc:odbc:Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)};DBQ=" + f.getAbsolutePath()+";";
            Class.forName(driverClassName);
            dbConn = DriverManager.getConnection(url, "","");

Open in new window

and odbcinst.ini
[MDBToolsODBC]
Description             = MDBTools Driver
Driver          = /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/odbc/libmdbodbc.so
Setup           = /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/odbc/libmdbodbc.so
FileUsage               = 1
UsageCount              = 1

Open in new window

Please help

Regards
sentil
0
Comment
Question by:senthil kumar
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 40383624
AS far as I know, the driver "Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)" only runs on Windows, not Linux.  I haven't found any driver that does work although I got part of this code to work:  https://gist.github.com/amirkdv/9672857
0
 

Author Comment

by:senthil kumar
ID: 40383952
Hi

Thanks for your response, it seems removing "Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)" also gives the same exception. Please lemme know how to resolve this problem.

Regards
Sentil
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:senthil kumar
ID: 40384274
Hi There


The code is absolutely suits our requirements, the last of the link given http://code.google.com/p/mdb-sqlite/ best suits our requirements . Thank you very much and to your team.


Regards
Sentil
0
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 40384740
You're welcome, glad to help.
0

Featured Post

Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Overview: This article:       (a) explains one principle method to cross-reference invoice items in Quickbooks®       (b) explores the reasons one might need to cross-reference invoice items       (c) provides a sample process for creating a M…
I see at least one EE question a week that pertains to using temporary tables in MS Access.  But surprisingly, I was unable to find a single article devoted solely to this topic. I don’t intend to describe all of the uses of temporary tables in t…
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
In Microsoft Access, learn how to use Dlookup and other domain aggregate functions and one method of specifying a string value within a string. Specify the first argument, which is the expression to be returned: Specify the second argument, which …

776 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