Access 2016

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Access 2016

Post by AndrewT » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:29 pm

I am trying to connect to an Access 2016 database file that has the new extension of .accb. I downloaded the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable and installed it on my computer. I also have Access 2016 installed on my computer.

My connection string is:

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Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=C:\Myfile.accdb;Persist Security Info=False;
But the error is get back after the DBConnect line is "ERR The database you are trying to open requires a newer version of Microsoft Access".

I have been able to connect MS to mdb files types, but no luck with this. Has anybody had any luck connecting to these new database files types?


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Re: Access 2016

Post by Marcus Tettmar » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:26 pm

There's no issue connecting to .accdb files. You probably don't have the right drivers installed. Make sure you've installed the 32 bit version as well as the 64 bit version.
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