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#1 roi

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:42 AM

hi guys..im really having a hard time dealing with how to validate database connection in vb 6.0 using adodc...i hope u can help.tnx..
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#2 VNFox

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

I do not understand what do you mean by validating database connection? Can you explain in details ?
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:22 AM

its when the database which i am trying to connect to resides in another pc or laptop and i deliberately detach the UTP cable..i just dont want that runtime error to appear ive been having difficulty trying to solve this problem..someone told me to declare file validity but i just don't get it...
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:16 PM

Execute an onerror statement before you attempt to connect to the database. If the connection fails, your error code will trap it and give the user a nice neat message.

Disconnect the cable, set a breakpoint in the error code and run the program. When it breaks, debug.print error,number and you'll know which error number to trap for the "Your UTP cable appears to be disconnected. Please call the IT department." messagebox. Then you can exit the program nicely or do what ever else you want at that point.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

Excellent answer by collant
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