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How to create an OleDb connection using 3.5.

By staffan.bostrom ·
How do I create an OleDb connection to an MS Access database that may be placed differently on different executing machines?

I create a database app on my local PC using VS 2008. The connection string contains a hardcoded absolute path to my Access database (can be picked up from web.config)and that is OK as long as I have full control of its location.
When the app is useful, I want to move it to a web hotel and my database file will be placed somewhere relative to my personal webroot on the web server. I am able to create a DSN on the web server, but OleDb does not seem to be able to use that information to connect to my database.

So, how do I create a connection string using a relative path to my database?


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Why not simply put the path

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to How to create an OleDb co ...

in a config file, look it up and a build the connection string. A DSN does little for you anyway it's just a resgistry entry with some trimmings.

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