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oledb problem in vb.net

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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
ct******@pierceassociates.com

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';Pers ist 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';Persi st 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_MAT ERIALS)

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';Pers ist 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_MAT ERIALS)

End Try

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Hello Chris,

I need a little more information on this one... can you replace you generic Exception with an oledbexception, and post it here?
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
ct******@pierceassociates.com
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';Pers ist
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';Persi st
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_MAT ERIALS)

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';Pers ist
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_MAT ERIALS)

End Try


Jul 21 '05 #2

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Just to make others aware not to open two messages and investigate them.
Jul 21 '05 #3

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On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 16:08:44 -0400, "Chris Thunell" <ct******@pierceassociates.com> wrote:

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
ct******@pierceassociates.com


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...b;en-us;239114
Paul ~~~ pc******@ameritech.net
Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)
Jul 21 '05 #4

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