Error reading Access db; could not find installable isam RRS feed

  • Question

  •  I am triyng to read 2007 access database in .net4 application, i get error  'could not find installable ISAM', i installed access database engine 2007 & 2010

     but problem persists, my connection string; "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source="+ dbpath +";Persist Security Info=False;" 

    pls help.


    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:44 AM


  • This error generally indicates a problem with the connection string, but could also indicate a provider installation problem. The connection string you posted looks OK, assuming that dbpath is valid. To troubleshoot, I would try hard-coding the database path first just to see if that is the issue. If you are still getting the error then you may want to run the Process Monitor utility to troubleshoot further.

    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:08 PM