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Old October 19th, 2003, 03:53 PM
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Default connection string


when I try to connect to my database on my ISP the computer tells me this: -

'C:\premfs3\sites\premium8\adnanarab66\database\Ho use.mdb' is not a valid path. Make sure that the path name is spelled correctly and that you are connected to the server on which the file resides.

I use this string: -
String strConnect = "Provider = Microsoft.Jet.OleDb.4.0; data source=\\premfs3\\sites\\premium8\\adnanarab66\\da tabase\\House.mdb;";

what am I doing wrong?? The thing is, is that I am not suppling a specific drive and it automatically allocates the C:\ drive??

Any ideas


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Old October 19th, 2003, 03:57 PM
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Yes, if you don't specify a specific location, it will assume the current drive, which is usually C.

Where is your database located? If you only now its virtual location, you can use Server.MapPath to retrieve its location on disk. If the file is on a network drive, you'll need to add two additional \s to the path.



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Old October 19th, 2003, 08:29 PM
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An easy way to get the connection string right is to use the .udl connection string wizard


There are other articles on its use out there but this should be engough.

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[/dear fellow i wonna make connection in teh Data Accesss Layer make is use all over the the application please help me to get the results and basically i am ought to make institute web site as project ..
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Thanks guys for your replys,

Imar, your soultion worked thank you very much


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