> 2009/11/3 Timothy Legg <php_l...@timothylegg.com>:
> >> 2009/11/2 Timothy Legg <php_l...@timothylegg.com>:
> >>> Hello,
> >>>
> >>> I have PHP Version 5.2.6-1+lenny3
> >>>
> >>> I have been having difficulty using odbc_connect with an MS Access MDE
> >>> database. Â I do have php5-mysql and php5-odbc installed on this server.
> >>>
> >>> Due to the rather poor search results regarding the topic of querying
> >>> MDE
> >>> files with PHP, I am becoming increasingly concerned that this file type
> >>> is not supported.
> >>>
> >>> Is it possible to query an MDE file via PHP5 or should I try different
> >>> approach to querying the database from our linux server? Â I am
> >>> interested
> >>> in your thoughts.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks for your help.
> >>>
> >>> Tim Legg
> >>>
> >>
> >> If you have the MS Access ODBC driver installed, then have you tried
> >> accessing the MDE as an MDB?
> >>
> >
> > Yes, I have.  The username and password are arbitrarily set since the
> > management hasn't provided that data for me yet.  But I am not far enough
> > along to have run into a user rights issue.  I get a warning and also an
> > error upon interpreting the page.  I have checked the path to the database
> > file, and it is correct.  I also checked file ownership and readability
> > permissions, too.  So maybe the name of the driver is wrong; it does look
> > a little verbose to me, but it did come straight from the php.net online
> > documentation.
> >
> > Error messages and source is below.  Sorry, I modified the domain name in
> > the path for privacy.
> >
> > Warning: odbc_connect() [function.odbc-connect]: SQL error:
> > [unixODBC][Driver Manager]Data source name not found, and no default
> > driver specified, SQL state IM002 in SQLConnect in
> > /var/www/www.example.com/ht-secure/database_entry/test.php on line 9
> >
> >
> > <?php
> > $mdbFilename = "/root/tims_db.mde";
> > $user = "root";
> > $password = "1248163264";
> >
> > $connection = odbc_connect("Driver={Microsoft Access Driver
> > (*.mdb)};Dbq=$mdbFilename", $user, $password);
> >
> > ?>
> >
> > Thanks for looking this over,
> >
> > Tim Legg
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> -----
> >> Richard Quadling
> >> "Standing on the shoulders of some very clever giants!"
> >> EE : http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_248814.html
> >> Zend Certified Engineer : http://zend.com/zce.php?c=ZEND002498&r=213474731
> >> ZOPA : http://uk.zopa.com/member/RQuadling
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> 
> You've got odbc, but probably not a driver for MS Access.
> 
> You need both.
> 
> I can't seem to find a unix driver for MSAccess.
> 
> Converting to a different DB would help (mysql, sqlite).

I had a similar problem. I had to access (pardon the pun) a very old MS
Access db. Being on x64 windows ODBC is not an option, so in the end I
used OpenOffice.org with a java driver to open it and copy data to MySQL.

> -- 
> -----
> Richard Quadling
> "Standing on the shoulders of some very clever giants!"
> EE : http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_248814.html
> Zend Certified Engineer : http://zend.com/zce.php?c=ZEND002498&r=213474731
> ZOPA : http://uk.zopa.com/member/RQuadling
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