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From André Warnier>
Subject Re: Access dbf files outside context/docbase
Date Fri, 16 Dec 2011 10:46:09 GMT
David Kerber wrote:
> On 12/15/2011 4:47 PM, Pid wrote:
>> On 15/12/2011 20:56, David kerber wrote:
>>> I am trying to figure out how to access .dbf files that are on a
>>> networked drive from my TC 5.5.xx server.  I have no trouble with the
>>> coding; it all works fine from my Eclipse dev environment.  I believe
>>> the issue is tomcat's contexts on the production server.  I've seen
>>> plenty of suggestions for just reading and streaming files from outside
>>> the docbase, but nothing for accessing them for database purposes.  I'm
>>> using the Microsoft DBF driver.
>>> As I said above, it all works fine in my dev environment through
>>> Eclipse, connection to the dbf files in their real home on the network.
>>>   However, when I try to do it from my production server, I get the
>>> following log entries:
>>> 2011-12-15 14:47:53:  debugValue = 32: In WraDbfJdbc:  Connect params:
>>> urlPrefix=jdbc:odbc:DRIVER={Microsoft dBase Driver (*.dbf)};DBQ=,
>>> databaseName = //
>>> Thu Dec 15 14:47:53 EST 2011:  Exception in class:
>>> com.wra.websira.WraDbfJdbc, Msg: 'Creating database:
>>> //', Exception: java.sql.SQLException:
>>> [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no
>>> default driver specified
>>> I belive that means it can't get to the UNC name listed as the database.
>>> Any hints?  I've been googling and reading for a couple of hours now,
>>> and haven't come up with anything.
>> Obvious first question: file permissions?
>> p
> Wide open.  And from previous experience, permissions and file-in-use 
> errors give different text in the message.
Are you sure that the driver understands UNC path notation ?
What if you "map" that path to a "device letter" on the local system, and try to connect 
using that local path ?

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