Using The Database Connector With Access
Configuring The Query In Connections.ini
Microsoft Access uses OleDb drivers. Set the Database line to be:
For Microsoft Access, use the following connection string in your connections.ini file. Replace PATH_TO_YOUR_DATABASEFILE with the actual file path to your .accdb file.
ConnectionString=Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=PATH_TO_YOUR_DATABASEFILE;Persist Security Info=False;
If your database requires a password, you will need to use a connection string like this:
ConnectionString=Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=PATH_TO_YOUR_DATABASEFILE;Jet OLEDB:Database Password=YOUR_ACCESS_PASSWORD;
Once you run the connector, you may receive the error:
System.InvalidOperationException: The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine
This means you will need to install the database drivers for Access on your machine. Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13255 and install the AccessDatabaseEngine. If you are running a 64bit version of Windows, be sure to get the 64-bit driver, which is AccessDatabaseEngine_x64.
Error: Could not find a file
If you get this error message, please check that the file is present. Are the directory path and file extension correct?