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When you use ActiveX Data Objects Extensions for Data Definition Language and Security (ADOX) and try to access properties in the Properties Collection, you may receive the following error message:
The following error is returned from ADO 2.5 and later:
Run time error '3265':
ADO could not find the object in the collection corresponding to the
name or ordinal reference requested by the application.
Run-time error '3265':
Item cannot be found in the collection corresponding to the requested name or ordinal.
The object's ParentCatalog property was not set to a valid Catalog object,
the ADO Connection object associated with the Parent Catalog may be invalid.
Set the object's ParentCatalog property to a valid Catalog object,
make sure the Parent Catalog is associated with a valid ADO Connection Object.
The Properties collection associated with ADOX objects exposes provider-specific properties. However, ADOX objects can not expose this collection if there is not a channel for ADOX to talk to the Provider. This channel is created through the object's ParentCatalog property that points to a Catalog object. The Catalog object's Connection property must be set to a valid, opened ADO Connection object. Once this is in place, ADOX objects can expose any exposed provider-specific properties.
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
The following is from Help under the ParentCatalog Property from the Data Acces Software Development Kit for use with Microsoft Data Access Components:
Some data providers allow provider-specific property values to be written only at creation (when a table or column is appended to its Catalog collection). To access these properties before appending these objects to a Catalog, specify the Catalog in the ParentCatalog property first.
Article ID: 201826 - Last Review: August 23, 2001 - Revision: 1.0
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