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 From: Pete Sass
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 Marathon, Ontario
 Pete Sass
Subject: Connect in VFP Code to Access mdb?
Thread ID: 21774 Message ID: 21774 # Views: 66 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 8 Category: ODBC, ADO and OLEDB
Date: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 3:39:20 PM         

Building an application and started using code to setup the connection and
with code add the remote view tables.

Example of connection code:

* --- DATACONN.PRG - To programically connect to a backend database
* --- Peter Sass, 2003.03.06
* --- Have to open the database first

* --- Now Create the connection
CREATE CONNECTION Chipconn DATASOURCE "Chip_Scale" USERID "Admin" PASSWORD "thepassword"

* --- Set the ODBC Login prompt to never prompt you
DBSetProp('chipconn','Connection','DispLogin', 3)

What I want to do is use a connection string in code and the connection string for
this actual connection is :
DSN=Chip_Scale;DBQ=D:\Scales\Chip_db.mdb;Driveld=281;FIL=MS Access;Max Buffer Size=2048;
Page Timeout=5;PWD=thepassword;uid=admin;

What I am trying to do is use the string to connect so I can somehow get into the
"DBQ=D:\Scales\Chip_db.mdb" portion of the string and treat this part as a memory
variable that I can change. So if the Access database location moves to a different
location on the server, a global setup module change change a memory variable
holding the DBQ path will wash into the connection string and change it there.

Any ideas out there ??????? or examples of connection string code using a
memory variable within the string that can be changed ???????

Pete from the Great White North. (Only in Canada, ay.) Over and Out ...


Connect in VFP Code to Access mdb? Posted by Pete Sass @ 4/1/2003 3:39:20 PM
RE: Connect in VFP Code to Access mdb? Posted by Craig Moore @ 4/1/2003 4:29:04 PM
Connect in VFP Code to Access mdb "Close" Posted by Pete Sass @ 4/1/2003 6:03:02 PM
RE: Connect in VFP Code to Access mdb "Got it !" Posted by Pete Sass @ 4/1/2003 7:54:37 PM