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When attempting to view a Web page that contains a connection to an Access data source, the following error is displayed:
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access 97 Driver] '(unknown)' isn't a valid path. Make sure that the path name is spelled correctly and that you are connected to the server on which the file resides.
You can, however, still see all the data in the Data View tab.
When using a FILE DSN in Visual InterDev, the path to the Access .mdb file is hard coded into the Global.asa. The error is returned because the Web Server cannot find the .mdb with the path specified. For example, here are two possible scenarios:
Cause: The server does not have a drive mapped to "H."
Cause: The server does not have this directory structure on drive "C".
There are three different ways you can get around the problem described above:
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Article ID: 167452 - Last Review: May 2, 2006 - Revision: 2.1