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  1. #1
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    database connection problem

    Hi everyone,

    I hope someone here can shed some light onto a situation which I have encountered during development of a website which I inherited (I *hate* inheriting other people's work!).

    I'm somewhat new to Windows servers and ASP - more of a Linux and PHP man *ducks for cover*

    I got given the site below to complete:
    www dot horse-quest dot com

    I know it looks like a dogs dinner, that's besides the point.

    The site gathers a lot of its page content from a Microsoft Access database using ADODB / Jet (I think thats right).

    What is occuring is that every now and again when parts of a page go to connect to the database to retrieve data, the following error occurs:

    "Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80004005'
    Could not use ''; file already in use.
    /includes/connections.asp, line 35"

    All open connections to the database are closed, and the ASP code is as efficient as I can get it using common logic and object orientation.

    Can someone explain to me why this error is occuring so often please? I mean, is it a server configuration setting? Does it only allow x amount of connections at one time? Should I upgrade the site to a MSSQL database?

    Many thanks in advance,

  • #2
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    Maybe this will help you out a little bit?


  • #3
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    If you are using an Access driver then try OLEDB instead.


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