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    ribbs2521 is offline Member
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    Default Connect to Access without MS ODBC? <SOLVED>

    Is there any way to connect to an access DB without creating a driver through the Administrative tools in Windows?

    I am going to make a program that 100 or so people will use and I don't want to have to setup 100 computers just to get the program to work on each, not to mention what happens if a new computer is added or if it's re-imaged.

    I'm pretty sure there is a way to just give the connection method the path of the file but I'm not positive. Could someone please help me out?
    Last edited by ribbs2521; 04-16-2009 at 03:34 AM.

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    I know that it is possible.
    But i dont know how to implement..
    (Living @ Virtual World)

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    Quote Originally Posted by masijade View Post
    Here you go
    Thanks, I tried looking online but I just didn't know the right words to use I guess. I don't have the program with me right now but I'll give this a shot, it looks like it will work for what I want.

    Java Code:
    String myDBurl = "jdbc:odbc:Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=C:/mypath/MyAccessDB.MDB";

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    It didn't work, I get this message:
    Java Code:
    Usage: java [-options] class [args...]
               (to execute a class)
       or  java [-options] -jar jarfile [args...]
               (to execute a jar file)
    where options include:
        -client       to select the "client" VM
        -server       to select the "server" VM
        -hotspot      is a synonym for the "client" VM  [deprecated]
                      The default VM is client.
        -cp <class search path of directories and zip/jar files>
        -classpath <class search path of directories and zip/jar files>
                      A ; separated list of directories, JAR archives,
                      and ZIP archives to search for class files.
                      set a system property
                      enable verbose output
        -version      print product version and exit
                      require the specified version to run
        -showversion  print product version and continue
        -jre-restrict-search | -jre-no-restrict-search
                      include/exclude user private JREs in the version search
        -? -help      print this help message
        -X            print help on non-standard options
                      enable assertions
                      disable assertions
        -esa | -enablesystemassertions
                      enable system assertions
        -dsa | -disablesystemassertions
                      disable system assertions
                      load native agent library <libname>, e.g. -agentlib:hprof
                        see also, -agentlib:jdwp=help and -agentlib:hprof=help
                      load native agent library by full pathname
                      load Java programming language agent, see java.lang.instrument
                      show splash screen with specified image
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Here is my connection method:
    Java Code:
    	public Connection getConnection(String pFile) throws SQLException, IOException
    		Properties props = new Properties();
    		FileInputStream in = new FileInputStream(pFile);
    		String drivers = props.getProperty("jdbc.drivers");
    		if (drivers != null)
    			System.setProperty("jdbc.drivers", drivers);
    		String url = "jdbc:odbc:Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=E:/USB Drive/College/" + 
    								"Programming/CIS225 Advanced Java Programming/Data Base/TestDB.MDB";
    		String username = props.getProperty("jdbc.username");
    		String password = props.getProperty("jdbc.password");
    		return DriverManager.getConnection(url, username, password);

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    Nevermind, I was making a stupid mistake when trying to run it. So it does work for anyone who wants to use it.

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