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  • 1.  OLEDB Connection String - ReadOnly File

    Posted 14 days ago

    Has anyone used OLEDB query to an excel file in a readonly mode? Win10 platform

    I have tried few possibilities but didn't work, please let me know if you have done so.

    Connection string:

    Extended properties: Mode=Read; ReadOnly=True; ReadOnly=1;

    I have tried the aboved mentioned properties but did not work.



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    Nandhakumar C
    Technology Consultant
    SimplifyNext Pte Ltd
    Singapore
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  • 2.  RE: OLEDB Connection String - ReadOnly File

    Posted 14 days ago

    Hi @Nandhakumar C - Set the connection string  like this - "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; Data Source=""" & [File path] & """;Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0 Xml;HDR=No;ReadOnly=True;IMEX=1"""  and use this connection string to set the OLEDB connection.

    let me know if you face any difficulties doing this.



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    Regards,

    Mukesh Kumar
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  • 3.  RE: OLEDB Connection String - ReadOnly File

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi Mukesh,

    I have tried the suggested changes, but no luck.

    Here is the connection string and error message i get.

    I'm using MS access db 2010.

    I have the same query working for reading the file if it is not opened by users. just included the extended properties to have it read only but not working.



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    Nandhakumar C
    Technology Consultant
    SimplifyNext Pte Ltd
    Singapore
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  • 4.  RE: OLEDB Connection String - ReadOnly File

    Posted 9 days ago

    Hi @Nandhakumar C - I have just tested this myself again - I kept the file open this time and then tried doing an OLDEB connection, open, execute and reading the file and it didn't throw me any such error -

    try creating a test excel file with few columns and rows and repeating the steps and see if this happens to your local file as well -



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    Regards,

    Mukesh Kumar
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  • 5.  RE: OLEDB Connection String - ReadOnly File

    Posted 12 days ago

    Hi @Nandhakumar C

    Yes able to work on a protected workbook on Windows 10. What is the error you are getting and what is your AccessDatabaseEngine version, mine is 2010 32bit?

    Below connction strings, I had tried,

    "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=""File fullpath.xlsx"";Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0 XML;HDR=YES"";"

    Also, Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0 XML;HDR=YES;Readonly=True; 



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    L Ganesh Velayudham
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