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ADO Connection

ADO Connection

ADO Connection


When I distribute my app to another machine, the executable cannot find the .mdb which stores the data. This .mdb is in the same folder as the .Exe.
Can any one help me with the necessary code to make the .Exe find the database in the distributed folder.

Thanks in advance


RE: ADO Connection

how are you referencing to your data base?
It may be looking for the database at the same place it was when you compiled your project

RE: ADO Connection

Try using app.path

RE: ADO Connection

you absolutely need to use app.path or use an external storage place (registry or .ini) to tell the app where the file is. To avoid all that nonsense simple indicate the entire path in code and do not give your users a choice as to where they want to install the app. To do that you need to edit the setup.vbp and re-compile it. All that is necessary is to make the command button on the form enabled = false. This way during install when the user tries to change the path...the button is useless.

.opendatabase( app.path & "\your.mdb")


.opendatabase ( c:\your dir\your.mdb")

yours to decide


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