troubleshooting Question

VB.NET problem connecting to Access Database OLEDB.4.0

Avatar of charlieb01
charlieb01 asked on
Visual Basic.NETMicrosoft Access
2 Comments1 Solution610 ViewsLast Modified:
I am using VB.NET 2013 and an Access database (myDatabase.MDB) . My program runs fine in Debug mode but when I tried to run in Release mode I get the following error:
The 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' provider is not registered on the local machine

I am running this as an x86 application on Windows 7, 64-bit OS.  The connection string is as follows:

constr = "Jet OLEDB:Global Partial Bulk Ops=2;Jet OLEDB:Registry Path=;Jet OLEDB:Database L" & _
                        "ocking Mode=1;Jet OLEDB:Database Password=;Data Source=" & DatabaseName & ";Password=;Jet OLEDB:Engine Type=5;Jet" & _
                        " OLEDB:Global Bulk Transactions=1;Provider=""Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0"";Jet OLEDB:S" & _
                        "ystem database=;Jet OLEDB:SFP=False;Extended Properties=;Mode=Share Deny None;Je" & _
                        "t OLEDB:New Database Password=;Jet OLEDB:Create System Database=False;Jet OLEDB:" & _
                        "Don't Copy Locale on Compact=False;Jet OLEDB:Compact Without Replica Repair=Fals" & _
                        "e;User ID=Admin;Jet OLEDB:Encrypt Database=False"

Where DatabaseName  =  myDatabase.MDB

After some research it appears that there is some compatibility issue with OLEDB4.0 and  a 64-bit OS but I cannot seem to find an answer that seems to address the problem.
The MS Office is Version 2013

Can anyone help solve this problem?

Thanks,
Charlie
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Éric Moreau
Senior .Net Consultant
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros