quote:At no point is the reader instructed to upload the database file to the server, which leads me to wonder whether code that's carried out on the server would have any way of finding a database file on the client machine
I don't have that book with me. But I assume that the book wouldn't have instructed the reader to upload to server, as it would have been written in a view that one would practice all that in a PC where IIS runs.
In your case, if you could upload the file to the server, you can do that. Else you can share your folder that has the mdb file use that in the connectionstring as the path - "\\yoursystem\sharedfoldername\your.mdb".
IMO, one would not prefer have the database file stored in the client, unless he faces problem in making changes to db from a remote system where IIS runs.
Hope that helps.
- Vijay G
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