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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Angry Unanswered: Peristent ODBC login Problem - ARRRRGGH!

    I'm using a MS Access program with a SQL 6.5 DB. (linked tables, using an ODBC driver). I now have the need to port one of the applications to a Win98 (Dell) PC. however, when the user logs into the application, it requires a separate login for "each" table touched by the program, making this application virtually unusable. (Usually a single login is sufficient. I've done this before by using msQuery to attach to the DB with the desired login info.)
    Someone suggested that I modify the code to do a tabledef at login. Although this makes sense from a security point of view, this application has only two users and that seems excessive.
    Is there a simpler way to make a change within the ODBC driver to ensure a persistent login?
    BTW - I cannot update the ODBC driver to a newer version because this causes other programs accessing the same server (different DB) to break.

    Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Hmmmmm, I know exactly what you are talking about and I have run into this problem before.... I just can't for the life of me remember the solution (it was quite some time ago). I think it has something to do with a simple check box in your odbc settings that persists the connection details. Alternatively it could be an access setting, but where it would be I can't remember.

    Sorry for not being more help.

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