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Error: Microsoft Access can't open the database

VBscript in Data Access Pages



5:58 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi! I just started to work with data acces pages and I need some help.

I have a database(mdb) in a web server and the users will access it by internet(IE) using data access pages. I have no problems to access data, add, edit or delete. The probem happens when I try to use a button to print a report. I've been getting this error message, no matter what I try: Microsoft Access can't open the database because it is missing, or opened exclusively by another user.

The code I'm using is:

<SCRIPT language=vbscript event=onclick for=ButtonPrintEnvelope>

Dim objAcc
Dim strcodecustomer

strcodecustomer = MSODSC.DataPages(0).Recordset.Fields("ID")

Set objAcc = CreateObject("Access.Application")
objAcc.OpenCurrentDatabase "C:\Database\Test.mdb"
objAcc.DoCmd.OpenReport "Envelope", , , "id = " & strcodecustomer

Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong? Maybe it is the way I'm expressing the path of the database, but I've tried everything I know.


Thanks in advance,



5:52 pm on Dec 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Anyone? I would have thought we'd have an Access expert among us somewhere...?


Corey Bryant

6:28 pm on Dec 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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This is why I have my developers, but you might have a quicker response in the Microsoft Related - .NET and ASP forum: [webmasterworld.com...]



6:32 pm on Dec 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Not used Data Access Pages, but I have seen this error message in asp pages when the database and/or Access is still open on the local workstation.

Do you still get the problem when you've come right out of Access?


1:21 pm on Dec 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I still didn't figure out what is going on. I'm sure the database is not open when I try to print the report.

I'm pretty sure that the problem is finding the database (path). We don't have physical access to the server (only remote access). Does anybody have an idea on how to do that?

Thanks in advance.



1:27 pm on Dec 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You can check the remote server path with:



11:48 pm on Jan 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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there's an access lock file that's in place but shouldn't be I think. Yet another reason not to use access for web based applications. Sometimes it's also a permissions problem, it's hard to say, depends on the hoster, some of them really restrict what you can do with access.

Access is great for secretaries keeping their mailing lists for mail merge, but it's a horrible product for working with on websites, the sooner you switch to a real db, the happier you'll be.


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