Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Read-only SDF files

Ever tried opening a read-only SDF file? The OLE DB provider will refuse to open it, reporting error number 25039 (SSCE_M_FILEACCESSDENIED): "Access to the database file not allowed". The workaround for this is to provide a writeable path for the temporary files directory on the connection string (or connection properties). Thanks for this piece of info, Laxmi!

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