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How can I resolve "Runtime Error 3146 ODBC Call Fail

btturner (Programmer) (OP)
23 Jan 02 12:44
QUESTION:  How do I modify ODBC driver configuration???

--> After exactly "5" minutes, I am receiving this error msg on my ACCESS screen: RUNTIME ERROR 3146 ODBC CALL FAILED

Process includes:
--> I'm invoking a SQL 2K stored procedure REMOTELY from an ACCESS command button

--> I connect OK to the remote server & the SP runs to successful completion (SP runs for approx 30 minutes)

(fyi, the SQL SP invokes xp_cmdshell, then runs DTSRUN api successfully)
Guest (visitor)
8 Mar 02 4:38
is it possible, that this runtime-error occures if I am not able to write to the database (no write-rights)? Could that be?
txs bart3
tlbroadbent (MIS)
8 Mar 02 16:00

3146 is a generic failure to connect message. You really need to examine the complete error message in order to know the cause. It is likely that the problem is caused by a remote timeout on the server. The default timeout is 300 minutes which is exactly 5 minutes.

Excuting a stored proc to execute a package via xp_cmdshell and DTSRUN seems like a complex way to perform this. Why not executing the package from VBA in Access? See the article at for instructions and samples of executing packages from VB.,6,208,7

Terry L. Broadbent - DBA
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FAQ183-874 contains "Suggestions for Getting Quick and Appropriate Answers" to your questions in the SQL Server forum. Many of the ideas apply to all forums.

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