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  • Connection Strings

    Is there a function that I can use to change the connection string on runtime? Specifically, I'm referring to Active-Link tables.

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: Connection Strings

    Not that I've seen... so I created one. It's really simplistic... not sure if it's what you want but it will point you in the right direction. The attached database has one function and one form. The button on the form calls the function. You need to change the code in the button to your situation.

    I created this to change the database an Active-Link table is pointing to. An Active-Link connection string for an Access database has 4 main parts, one of which is the database file. This function lets you supply a new database file and then it writes the new connection string back out to the named connection - overwriting it. It's an AlphaDAO named connection.

    There's lots more that can be done... add the other parts of the connection string to the function...or create other functions to replace the other parts.

    This works with Access databases so other work needs to be done to talk to other back ends... but again... it's a start.

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      Re: Connection Strings

      Thank you David for the tip. It will help me a lot in my problem.

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