oledb problem in vb.net


C

Chris Thunell

I have a program where i connect to an access database and get some
information out of it. I'm using the oledb.3.51 version, my computer
doesn't seem to have the 4.0 version, but the computer that is trying to run
it only have the 4.0 version. So as you will see with the code below, i
first try to open the 4.0 version... if that doesn't work, do the 3.51
version. When i run the program from my computer... the 4.0 fails and it
goes to the 3.51 and it works fine. On his computer NEITHER version works.

Is there anyway to either include my oledb version in the program, OR get
the version of oledb on the computer running that program.. and use that in
the connection string?

Thanks!
Chris Thunell
(e-mail address removed)

Code (Please excuse the numerous rem out statements... i've been trying all
kinds of combinations):
Dim myprovider As String

Dim myAccessConn As String

'myAccessConn = "Jet OLEDB:Registry Path=;User ID=Admin;Jet OLEDB:Database
Password=;Provider='Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.3.51';Persist Security
Info=False;Jet OLEDB:System database=;Jet OLEDB:Global Partial Bulk
Ops=2;Mode=Share Deny None;Extended
Properties=';COUNTRY=0;CP=1252;LANGID=0x0409';Data Source='"

'myAccessConn = "Jet OLEDB:Registry Path=;User ID=Admin;Jet OLEDB:Database
Password=;Provider='Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0';Persist Security Info=False;Jet
OLEDB:System database=;Jet OLEDB:Global Partial Bulk Ops=2;Mode=Share Deny
None;Extended Properties=';COUNTRY=0;CP=1252;LANGID=0x0409';Data Source='"

myAccessConn = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source='"

myAccessConn = myAccessConn & Trim(lblFileLocation.Text)

myAccessConn = myAccessConn & "'"

Me.OleDbConnection1.ConnectionString = myAccessConn

'open the database

Try

Me.OleDbDataAdapter1.Fill(Me.DataSet11.BILL_OF_MATERIALS)

Catch ex As Exception

MessageBox.Show("4.0 didn't work - Trying 3.51")

myAccessConn = ""

'myAccessConn = "Jet OLEDB:Registry Path=;User ID=Admin;Jet OLEDB:Database
Password=;Provider='Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.3.51';Persist Security
Info=False;Jet OLEDB:System database=;Jet OLEDB:Global Partial Bulk
Ops=2;Mode=Share Deny None;Extended
Properties=';COUNTRY=0;CP=1252;LANGID=0x0409';Data Source='"

myAccessConn = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.3.51;Data Source='"

myAccessConn = myAccessConn & Trim(lblFileLocation.Text)

myAccessConn = myAccessConn & "'"

Me.OleDbConnection1.ConnectionString = myAccessConn

Me.OleDbDataAdapter1.Fill(Me.DataSet11.BILL_OF_MATERIALS)

End Try
 
A

Antonio

Hello Chris,

I need a little more information on this one... can you replace you generic Exception with an oledbexception, and post it here?
 
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C

Cor Ligthert

Just to make others aware not to open two messages and investigate them.
 
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Paul Clement

¤ I have a program where i connect to an access database and get some
¤ information out of it. I'm using the oledb.3.51 version, my computer
¤ doesn't seem to have the 4.0 version, but the computer that is trying to run
¤ it only have the 4.0 version. So as you will see with the code below, i
¤ first try to open the 4.0 version... if that doesn't work, do the 3.51
¤ version. When i run the program from my computer... the 4.0 fails and it
¤ goes to the 3.51 and it works fine. On his computer NEITHER version works.
¤
¤ Is there anyway to either include my oledb version in the program, OR get
¤ the version of oledb on the computer running that program.. and use that in
¤ the connection string?
¤
¤ Thanks!
¤ Chris Thunell
¤ (e-mail address removed)
¤

I would highly recommend updating to the most current version of Jet (4.0). You may also need to
distribute/install this version on the computers where your application is to be available.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;239114


Paul ~~~ (e-mail address removed)
Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)
 

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