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Bug #42354 DSN connection not working!
Submitted: 2007-08-20 20:15 UTC Modified: 2007-08-21 07:38 UTC
From: kereteam dot designs at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: ODBC related
PHP Version: 5.2.3 OS: WinXP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-08-20 20:15 UTC] kereteam dot designs at gmail dot com
I am trying to access an MS Access DB on the web, I have created a DSN name for it (through the server's control interface).
The connection script works fine on my own personal computer and I can insert and delete records. Not so when I try on the web server.

The DSN name I assigned is KeretlawDB, and it stores the path of the .mdb file on the server (..\db\keretlaw.mdb)

Reproduce code:
$link = odbc_connect ('KeretlawDB', '', '');
if (!$link) {
	echo "Connection to ODBC failed: ", odbc_errormsg(), "<br>";
} else {
	echo "Connection to ODBC successfull. NO PASSWORD REQUIRED <br>";

Expected result:
There should be a connection established, and I should be able to retrieve / insert information.

Should have echoed:
Connection to ODBC successfull. NO PASSWORD REQUIRED

Actual result:
Connection to ODBC failed: [Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] The Microsoft Jet database engine cannot open the file '(unknown)'. It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view its data.


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 [2007-08-21 07:38 UTC]
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