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Opening Microsoft Access Databases (.mdb)

In Reportizer Opening Data Source dialog, there are several ways to open old Microsoft Access databases (.mdb):

1. Opening through FD interface. Select FD interface, clickMicrosoft Access, then fill all needed database parameters. You can also create a new MDB database here.

Example of configuring a database connection:

(colored are required parameters)

System database
String formatChoose
SQL command separator;

2. Opening through connection string. Select ADO interface, then choose Connection string option and write a connection string. This way is very flexible and allows to specify many additional parameters in the connection string and override standard Reportizer connection behavior. It is recommended for advanced users. Here are basic connection strings (more examples and details can be found in the Internet):

Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=c:\MyData\MyDatabaseFile.mdb;



Provider=MSDASQL.1;Extended Properties="DBQ=c:\MyData\MyDatabaseFile.mdb;Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DriverId=25;"

3. Opening through ODBC DSN. Select ADO or BDE interface, then choose ODBC data source option and then select the needed ODBC DSN from the drop-down list. But first, you should create an ODBC DSN of the corresponding type using Windows administrative tools, and point it to the database.

4. Opening by specifying file name. Select ADO interface, then choose File option and then browse for the needed file.

In most cases above, Microsoft Access ODBC Driver is used (explicitly or implicitly). So, it is recommended to have it installed; make sure to install the bit-version of the driver that matches the bit-version of the application (32 or 64).
When choosing the ODBC option, please make sure the corresponding ODBC driver installed and the bit-version of it matches the bit-version of the application (32 or 64).
If you are asked for database password, this means the application could not connect the database without password. So, you should either enter it or, if you are sure the database is not password protected, just click OK without entering user name and password to see the error message.

See also

 Examples of ADO Connection Strings