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Connect String for Dbase files VS C#

Posted on 2014-12-18
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I have been charged with having to read a bunch of dbase(dbf) files and inserting that data into MS SQL. I have used the code below to connect SQL database but my question is how do I change both this code plus the INI file that contains the connection string to accommodate dbase files? The INI file is at the bottom.

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        private SqlConnection GetConnection()
        {
            /* Create reader and open file containing connection string */
            TextReader tr = new StreamReader(@"PROD.INI");

            /* Read line containing the connection string */
            ConnectionString = tr.ReadLine();

            /* Close the stream */
            tr.Close();

            try
            {
                DataConnection = new System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection(ConnectionString);
                DataConnection.Open();
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                string eMsg = "Error-Opening SQL connection: " + ex.Message;
                if (StackTraceWanted) eMsg += "\n" + ex.StackTrace;
                MessageBox.Show(eMsg);
            }
           
            return DataConnection;
        }
-------------------------------------------------------------------PROD.INI---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Data Source=PROD;Initial Catalog=PROD;User Id=sa;Password=password;Connection Timeout=60
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Question by:rwheeler23
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chaau earned 500 total points
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It is not only the ini file you need to change. The DataConnection should be:
  DataConnection = new System.Data.Odbc.OdbcConnection(ConnectionString);

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The connection string will be:
-------------------------------------------------------------------PROD.INI---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Data Source=Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};DriverID=277;Dbq=c:\mydbpath;

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by:rwheeler23
ID: 40508848
That did the trick. I am now going to submit another case about how to access the data in the dbf file.
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