Trouble with Testing Server Connection
Posted 26 January 2009 - 11:44 AM
When I go to define the connection, I type in tjdesigndb for the Connection Name and type the following for the connection string
"Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;data source=(ftp location to server which I have setup)"
When I run a test it comes back saying that the URL is wrong although I have tried atleast 10 different variations of the URL, and the information under Testing Server corresponds to what I put in above. Still can't connect and was looking for some brainstorming.
I need to get passed this step in order to continue on with the tutorial I am trying to use.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:02 PM
Are you sure that the connection name and the details are correct? Perhaps that is something that you should check with your host?
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:12 PM
My sites I deal with, including my own, are hosted at bravenet.com there FTP information is
and thats it, so I include that into the connection string but it still fails.
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:43 PM
I don't know a huge amount about Microsoft Jet. It seems like it is a database engine that allows access to a database... I'm not sure if it requires Windows hosting or not (it appears that Bravenet does not offer Windows hosting) Someone else may know more than I do. However, it is does seem to be old technology -- one disadvantage of using an old book.
As I said above, I don't think this is something we can help with. You will need to contact Bravenet and see what the settings are, and/or if the support Microsoft Jet.
Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:45 AM
Although I did not include the database name in the connection string because I didnt think I needed to. I will try that when I get home, as well as look for an updated version of that tutorial.
Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:19 PM
Have you talked to your host about this? That would be the first step.