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From Randy Layman <>
Subject RE: Can I connect to an Access database?
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2001 11:22:31 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Cheesman []
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 3:07 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Can I connect to an Access database?
> At 12:26 AM 17/07/01, you wrote:
> >The standard JDBC-ODBC bridge works fine (as far as it goes).
> Which is not very far - given that it's not a 
> production-level driver. That 
> said, access is not a production-level database, either ;)
> Seriously though, if you try to have more than one (a couple?) of 
> connections open at once you'll start getting SQLExceptions 
> all over the place.

	Only if you're lucky.  More likely is that you will become familiar
with Dr. Watson and his friends the General Protection Fault and Illegal
Access Error.

	Really, the JDBC-ODBC bridge is not thread safe.  You can check out
Sun's BugParade where they acknowledge the bug and indicate that it will not
be fixed.


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