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Datasource for MS-Access....

 
Michael Butler
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Hi,
I am trying to create a datasource (in WSAD) to connect my servlet to MS-Access. I don't see it in the list?. Any suggestions?. I have to use the WSAD/Websphere & MS-Access combination.

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Michael.
 
Kyle Brown
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This isn't going to be easy, or supported. The problem is Microsoft -- there is no MS provided (and thus supported) JDBC driver for Access. You can use the JDBC-ODBC bridge from Sun to connect to Access through ODBC, but you can't make a WAS datasource on the JDBC-ODBC bridge.

You could buy a 3rd party Type-III MS Access JDBC driver (for instance from these guys) and try creating a datasource on that, though. This would use the generic datasource support from WAS -- similar to what is in this articleabout MySQL. To a great extent, though, you're on your own in getting this to work.

Kyle
 
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