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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    Unanswered: VFP and Linked Servers OLE DB Errors

    In migrating our back end database from VFP8 to SQL we use linked servers to do a variety of tasks as well as some customized reporting applications. We are having issues with setting up the linked servers in SQL 2000 to VFP8 tables.

    When you set up a linked server, locally it seems to work ok, sometimes we have authentication problems and have to switch back and forth between Windows and SQL which is annoying but manageable.

    However when you start using the same SQL instance from other boxes by adding it in Enterprise Manager errors occur.

    Error 7303: Could not initialize data source object of OLE DB provider 'vfpoledb.1'.

    OLD DB Trace Error [OLE/DB Provider 'vfpoledb.1' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80040e21].

    I have downloaded and installed the VFP8 OLE DB .dll from the Microsoft website but still have this issue. Can anyone shed any light?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    on the wrong server
    Provided Answers: 6
    What exactly do you mean by "same SQL instance from other boxes by adding it in Enterprise Manager errors occur."

    Are connecting to the same sql server you initially setup the linked server on or are you installing a new server install of sql server and tring to setup the linked server again.

    If the latter, why not just do the former.

    And if you have migrated why not just put the ugly old fox pro away and use the sql copies of the database as your reporting data source.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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