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Getting around file lock with Symlink or other means via JDBC?

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I have a project in which I only need read access to a Microsoft Access

database (.mdb file) via JDBC and unfortunately, the file is frequently

locked by another application when I need access to it. I figured that

I could bypass the lock file by creating a symlink (my os is Fedora
Core 3 Linux) and just putting the url to the Symlink into the
connection. Obviously I am having problems with this approach. Has
anyone else done
this, and if so, how? Or better yet, is there a way to read the
database even though it is locked?

Nov 23 '05 #1
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> this, and if so, how? Or better yet, is there a way to read the
database even though it is locked?

HXTT Access can do that task, but it's incompatible with MS Access'
lock mechanism now so that I think it's a bad idea to let MS Access and
HXTT Access to write data into the same database at the same time. You
can find that JDBC driver at http://www.hxtt.net/access.html .

Nov 23 '05 #2

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Thanks. Actually I'll only be reading, not writing, so this may work.

Nov 23 '05 #3

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