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


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Cheesman [mailto:jchees@msl.es]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 3:07 AM
> To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
> 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.

	Randy

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