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Old November 6th, 2003, 02:53 PM
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Default Can't open .MDB database

Hello,

I am a beginning programmer. Problem:

I am trying to open a Microsoft ACCESS database using OLEDB. The exception raised when trying to open the .MDB is "database is not registered on this machine"

Here is the code I am using:

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.OleDB;

namespace Wrox.BeginningCSharpDatabases.Chapter05
{
  class Connection_OleDB {
    static void Main()
    {
      OleDBConnection thisConnection = new OleDBConnection(
                               @"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" +
                                @"Data Source=c:\Northwind.MDB");

    // Open connection
    thisConnection.Open();
    }//end Main

No access databases will open. I am able to open SQL databases (by changing appropriate references)just fine.

How do you register an Access database on the local (or) remote machine???

Thanks so much in advance,

Baffled,
Saxitalis
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What are the '@' there for!? My connection strings look something like this...
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Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=D:\someDatabase.mdb
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