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Reading tables using OleDBConnection

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First off, i'm new to VB and this is my first project using OleDBConnection.

ok, so i'm trying to the most simple thing using oleDbConnection (i assume). I just want to read data from a table in the Access DB and display that information to dropboxes (or anything) in my winForm.

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  1. Public Class QueManger
  2. Dim dbConnection As OleDbConnection
  3. Dim dbCommand As OleDbCommand
  4. Dim dbDataAdapter As OleDbDataAdapter
  5. Dim ConnectString As String = "Provider = Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & "Data Source = \\atrts10\F:\Applications\ATRTaxCert\Development\mtaylor\TaxCert_be_test.accdb"
  6. Dim dtMain As DataTable
  8. Private Sub QueManger_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
  10.     StatusName()
  11. End Sub
  13. Private Sub StatusName()
  14.     Dim taxconn As OleDbConnection
  15.     Try
  17.         taxconn = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=\\atrts10\F:\Applications\ATRTaxCert\Development\mtaylor\TaxCert_be_test.accdb")
  18.         Dim taxcmd As OleDbCommand = taxconn.CreateCommand
  19.         taxcmd.CommandText = "SELECT StatusName FROM Status ORDER BY StatusName"
  20.         Dim rdr2 As OleDbDataReader
  21.         If taxconn.State = ConnectionState.Closed Then
  22.             taxconn.Open()
  23.         End If
  24.         rdr2 = taxcmd.ExecuteReader
  26.         'boxStatus.Items.Add("All")
  27.         While rdr2.Read()
  28.             boxClient.Items.Add(rdr2.Item("StatusName"))
  29.         End While
  30.     Catch ex As Exception
  32.     Finally
  33.         taxconn.Close()
  34.     End Try
  35. End Sub
The error comes when it tries to run the "taxconn.Open()" function.

The error says "The Microsoft Access database engine cannot open or write to the file '\atrts10\F:\Applications\ATRTaxCert\Development\m taylor\TaxCert_be_test.accdb'. It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view and write its data."

any thoughts?
Feb 25 '13 #1
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The message sounds fairly clear to me. Someone already has it open exclusively or you don't have the permissions to access that data.
Feb 26 '13 #2

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