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For Standard Security:

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};" & _ 
           "Dbq=c:\somepath\mydb.mdb;" 

If you are using a Workgroup (System database):

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};" & _ 
           "Dbq=c:\somepath\mydb.mdb;" & _
           "SystemDB=c:\somepath\mydb.mdw;", _
           "myUsername", "myPassword"
 

If want to open up the MDB exclusively

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};" & _
           "Dbq=c:\somepath\mydb.mdb;" & _
           "Exclusive=1;"  

If MDB is located on a Network Share

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};" & _
           "Dbq=\\myServer\myShare\myPath\myDb.mdb;"  

If MDB is located on a remote machine

- Call an XML Web Service that contains data access web methods for MDB
- Or upgrade to SQL Server and use an IP connection string

If you don't know the path to the MDB (using ASP)

<%  ' ASP server-side code
oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};" & _
           "Dbq=" & Server.MapPath(".") & "\db\myDb.mdb;"
%>

Make sure the Web identity has read/write permissions to the directory
the MDB is located in. e.g. "db" would need the read/write permissions.

If you don't know the path to the MDB (using VB)

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};" & _
           "Dbq=" & App.Path & "\myDb.mdb;" 
This assumes the MDB is in the same directory where the application is running.

For more information, see: Microsoft Access Driver Programming Considerations

To view Microsoft KB articles related to Microsoft Access Driver, click here


oConn.Open "Driver={Client Access ODBC Driver (32-bit)};" & _
           "System=myAS400;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"

For more information, see: A Fast Path to AS/400 Client/Server


oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};" & _
           "DriverID=277;" & _
           "Dbq=c:\somepath"

Then specify the filename in the SQL statement:

oRs.Open "Select * From user.dbf", oConn, , ,adCmdText

Note: MDAC 2.1 (or greater) requires the Borland Database Engine (BDE) to update dBase DBF files. (Q238431).

For more information, see: dBASE Driver Programming Considerations

To view Microsoft KB articles related to Microsoft dBASE Driver, click here


oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};" & _
           "DriverId=790;" & _
           "Dbq=c:\somepath\mySpreadsheet.xls;" & _
           "DefaultDir=c:\somepath" 

For more information, see: Microsoft Excel Driver Programming Considerations

To view Microsoft KB articles related to Microsoft Excel Driver, click here


If using INFORMIX 3.30 ODBC Driver

oConn.Open "Dsn='';" & _
           "Driver={INFORMIX 3.30 32 BIT};" & _
           "Host=myHostname;" & _
           "Server=myServerName;" & _
           "Service=myServiceName;" & _
           "Protocol=olsoctcp;" & _
           "Database=myDbName;" & _
           "UID=myUsername;" & _
           "PWD=myPassword" & _

' Or
oConn.Open "Dsn=myDsn;" & _
           "Host=myHostname;" & _
           "Server=myServerName;" & _
           "Service=myServiceName;" & _
           "Protocol=onsoctcp;" & _
           "Database=myDbName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"

If using INFORMIX-CLI 2.5 ODBC Driver

oConn.Open "Driver={Informix-CLI 2.5 (32 Bit)};" & _
           "Server=myServerName;" & _
           "Database=myDbName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword" & _

For more information, see: Informix Developer Zone, Connection to ODBC Data Source,


For the local machine

oConn.Open "Driver={Easysoft IB6 ODBC};" & _
           "Server=localhost;" & _
           "Database=localhost:C:\Home\Data\Mydb.gdb;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword" 

For a remote machine

oConn.Open "Driver={Easysoft IB6 ODBC};" & _
           "Server=myMachineName;" & _
           "Database=myMachineName:C:\Home\Data\Mydb.gdb;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword" 

For more information, see: Connecting to InterBase and Easysoft


For the local machine

oConn.Open "Driver={INTERSOLV InterBase ODBC Driver (*.gdb)};" & _
           "Server=localhost;" & _
           "Database=localhost:C:\Home\Data\Mydb.gdb;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword" 

For a remote machine

oConn.Open "Driver={INTERSOLV InterBase ODBC Driver (*.gdb)};" & _
           "Server=myMachineName;" & _
           "Database=myMachineName:C:\Home\Data\Mydb.gdb;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword" 

For more information, see: Google Search (if you know a direct URL email me)


oConn.Open "Driver={Lotus NotesSQL 3.01 (32-bit) ODBC DRIVER (*.nsf)};" & _
           "Server=myServerName;" & _
           "Database=mydir\myDbName.nsf;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword" & _

For more information, see: Connection keywords


oConn.Open "Driver={MIMER};" & _
           "Database=myDatabaseName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword" 

For more information, see: Opening a Connection


To connect to a local database (using MyODBC Driver)

oConn.Open "Driver={mySQL};" & _ 
           "Server=MyServerName;" & _
           "Option=16834;" & _
           "Database=mydb"

To connect to a remote database

oConn.Open "Driver={mySQL};" & _ 
           "Server=db1.database.com;" & _
           "Port=3306;" & _
           "Option=131072;" & _
           "Stmt=;" & _
           "Database=mydb;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"

To connect to a local database (using MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver)

oConn.Open "DRIVER={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver};" & _
                 "Server=myServerName;" & _
                 "Port=3306;" & _
                 "Option=16384;" & _
                 "Stmt=;" & _
                 "Database=mydatabaseName;" & _
                 "Uid=myUsername;" & _
                 "Pwd=myPassword"
Or
oConn.Open "DRIVER={MySQL ODBC 3.51 Driver};" & _
                 "SERVER=myServerName;" & _
                 "DATABASE=myDatabaseName;" & _
                 "USER=myUsername;" & _
                 "PASSWORD=myPassword;"
 

Note: When you first install MySQL, it creates a "root" user account (in the sys datbase's user table) with a blank password.

For more information, see: Programs Known to Work with MyODBC


For the current Oracle ODBC Driver from Microsoft

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft ODBC for Oracle};" & _
           "Server=OracleServer.world;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"
 

For the older Oracle ODBC Driver from Microsoft

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft ODBC Driver for Oracle};" & _
           "ConnectString=OracleServer.world;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"

For more information, see: Connection String Format and Attributes

To view Microsoft KB articles related to Microsoft ODBC for Oracle, click here


oConn.Open "Driver={Oracle ODBC Driver};" & _
           "Dbq=myDBName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"

Where: The DBQ name must be defined in the tnsnames.ora file

For more information, see: Oracle8 ODBC Driver Help, Oracle ODBC FAQs, [asporacle] listserv FAQs, and ASPDB Oracle


oConn.Open "Driver={Oracle ODBC Driver for Rdb};" & _
           "UID=myUserID;" & _
           "PWD=myPassword;" & _
           "SVR=aServerName;" & _
           "XPT=2;" & _
           "DATABASE=Attach 'filename disk:[dir1.dir2]rootfile';" & _
           "CLS=aClassName;" & _
           "DBA=W;" & _
           "CSO=1;" & _
           "TLL=aLibName;" & _
           "TLO=0;" & _
           "DSO=0;" & _
           "PWV=secPassword"

For connecting to a database over TCP/IP,
not using a specific SQL/Services class
:

oConn.Open "Driver={Oracle ODBC Driver for Rdb};" & _
           "UID=myUserID;" & _
           "PWD=myPassword;" & _
           "SVR=aServerName;" & _
           "XPT=2;" & _ 
           "DATABASE=Attach 'filename disk:[dir1.dir2]rootfile'"

For connecting to a database over DECNET using a specific class,
not using pre-attached connection
:

oConn.Open "Driver={Oracle ODBC Driver for Rdb};" & _
           "UID=myUserID;" & _
           "PWD=myPassword;" & _
           "SVR=aServerName;" & _
           "XPT=1;" & _
           "DATABASE=Attach 'filename disk:[dir1.dir2]rootfile';" & _
           "CLS=aClassName"

For connecting to a database over TCP/IP through a class
that uses pre-attached connections
:

oConn.Open "Driver={Oracle ODBC Driver for Rdb};" & _
           "UID=myUserID;" & _
           "PWD=myPassword;" & _
           "SVR=aServerName;" & _
           "XPT=2;" & _
           "CLS=aClassName"

For more information, see: Oracle ODBC Driver for Rdb


oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Paradox Driver (*.db )};" & _
           "DriverID=538;" & _
           "Fil=Paradox 5.X;" & _
           "DefaultDir=c:\dbpath\;" & _
           "Dbq=c:\dbpath\;" & _
           "CollatingSequence=ASCII" 

Note: MDAC 2.1 (or greater) requires the Borland Database Engine (BDE) to update Paradox ISAM fDBF files. (Q230126).

Note: There is an extra space after "db" in the Paradox Driver name

For more information, see: Paradox Driver Programming Considerations

To view Microsoft KB articles related to Microsoft Paradox Driver, click here


Using the newer SQL Native Client driver (for SQL Server 2005)

For Standard Security
oConn.Open "ODBC;Driver={SQL Native Client};" &
           "Server=MyServerName;" & _
           "Database=myDatabaseName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"
For Trusted Connection Security
oConn.Open "ODBC;Driver={SQL Native Client};" & _
           "Server=MyServerName;" & _
           "Database=myDatabaseName;" & _
           "Trusted_Connection=yes"
Using the MDAC ODBC Driver

For Standard Security
oConn.Open "Driver={SQL Server};" &
           "Server=MyServerName;" & _
           "Database=myDatabaseName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"
For Trusted Connection Security
oConn.Open "Driver={SQL Server};" &
           "Server=MyServerName;" & _
           "Database=myDatabaseName;" & _
           "Trusted_Connection=yes"

To connect to SQL Server running on a remote computer (via an IP address)

oConn.Open "Driver={SQL Server};" & _
           "Server=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx;" & _
           "Address=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx,1433;" & _
           "Network=DBMSSOCN;" & _
           "Database=myDatabaseName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"

Where:
- xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is an IP address
- 1433 is the default port number for SQL Server.
- "Network=DBMSSOCN" tells ODBC to use TCP/IP rather than Named
Pipes (Q238949)

For more information, see: SQLDriverConnect (ODBC)

To view Microsoft KB articles related to ODBC Driver for SQL Server, click here


If using the Sybase System 12 (or 12.5) Enterprise Open Client ODBC Driver

oConn.Open "Driver={SYBASE ASE ODBC Driver};" & _
           "Srvr=myServerName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"
 

If using the Sybase System 11 ODBC Driver

oConn.Open "Driver={SYBASE SYSTEM 11};" & _
           "Srvr=myServerName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"
 

If using the Intersolv 3.10 Sybase ODBC Driver

oConn.Open "Driver={INTERSOLV 3.10 32-BIT Sybase};" & _
           "Srvr=myServerName;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"

For more information, see: Sybase System 10 ODBC Driver Reference Guide

To view Microsoft KB articles related to ODBC Driver for Sybase, click here


oConn.Open "ODBC; Driver=Sybase SQL Anywhere 5.0;" & _
           "DefaultDir=c:\dbpath\;" & _
           "Dbf=c:\sqlany50\mydb.db;" & _
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword;" & _
           "Dsn="""""

Note: Including the DSN tag with a null string is absolutely critical or else you get the dreaded -7778 error.

For more information, see: Sybase SQL Anywhere User Guide


oConn.Open "Provider=Teradata;" & _
           "DBCName=MyDbcName;" & _ 
           "Database=MyDatabaseName;" & _ 
           "Uid=myUsername;" & _
           "Pwd=myPassword"

For more information, see Teradata ODBC Driver


oConn.Open _
    "Driver={Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt; *.csv)};" & _
    "Dbq=c:\somepath\;" & _
    "Extensions=asc,csv,tab,txt" 

Then specify the filename in the SQL statement:

oRs.Open "Select * From customer.csv", _
         oConn, adOpenStatic, adLockReadOnly, adCmdText

Note: If you are using a Tab delimited file, then make sure you create a schema.ini file, and include the "Format=TabDelimited" option.

For more information, see: Text File Driver Programming Considerations

To view Microsoft KB articles related to Microsoft Text Driver, click here


With a database container

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};" & _
           "SourceType=DBC;" & _
           "SourceDB=c:\somepath\mySourceDb.dbc;" & _
           "Exclusive=No" 
 

Without a database container (Free Table Directory)

oConn.Open "Driver={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};" & _
           "SourceType=DBF;" & _
           "SourceDB=c:\somepath\mySourceDbFolder;" & _
           "Exclusive=No" 

For more information, see: Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver and Q165492

To view Microsoft KB articles related to ODBC Driver for Visual FoxPro, click here


  

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