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Godaddy Connecting to an Access Database Using ASP/ADO

Thread began 7/22/2011 12:49 pm by Paul | Last modified 7/22/2011 1:11 pm by Paul | 4352 views | 5 replies |

Paul

Godaddy Connecting to an Access Database Using ASP/ADO

I've set up a very simple one page website for a customer. He moved it to godaddy.com after it has been working fine on another server.

Godaddy's connection string is different, and I don't understand a few of the things it is asking.

I'm using an access database with the following tables:
AboutUs
WhatWeDo
ContactUs
Sidebar

Each table has 1 field called: Content

Here is the godaddy string they want me to use (I assume in my asp connection file):

<%
Dim oConn, oRs
Dim qry, connectstr
Dim db_path
Dim db_dir
db_dir = Server.MapPath("access_db") & "\"
db_path = db_dir & "db1.mdb"
fieldname = "your_field"
tablename = "your_table"

connectstr = "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=" & db_path

Set oConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
oConn.Open connectstr
qry = "SELECT * FROM " & tablename

Set oRS = oConn.Execute(qry)

if not oRS.EOF then
while not oRS.EOF
response.write ucase(fieldname) & ": " & oRs.Fields(fieldname) & ""
oRS.movenext
wend
oRS.close
end if

Set oRs = nothing
Set oConn = nothing

%>

I've uploaded the database to the access_db folder...but I don't know what they want me to put in the "fieldname" and "tablename"?

And there is no place for the username and password.

Their tech support doesn't support this kind of help, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Please send the contents of the connection file that you had working on another server. I can probably use the information from godaddy to advise you on what the new connection file should look like based on your old one.

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Paul

This is what I had in the asp connection file:

<%
' FileName="Connection_odbc_conn_dsn.htm"
' Type="ADO"
' DesigntimeType="ADO"
' HTTP="true"
' Catalog=""
' Schema=""
Dim MM_wfe_STRING
MM_wfe_STRING = "dsn=access_db1.dsn;uid=xxx;pwd=xxxx;"
%>

The connection file was called: wfe.asp

Thanks, Ray!

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I think you would just use:

<%
Dim MM_wfe_STRING
Dim db_path
Dim db_dir
db_dir = Server.MapPath("access_db") & "\"
db_path = db_dir & "db1.mdb"
MM_wfe_STRING = "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};DBQ=" & db_path & ";uid=xxx;pwd=xxxx;"
%>

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Paul

Holy crap, Ray!

You should go work for godaddy as an advisor. Your connection worked!

Thanks for the quick responses!

Paul

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Paul

And now if you could just get cafecommerce to open links with a target of "_self", you be on a pedestal! :-)

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