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Vb.net Question

Unrecognized database format'C:\.....\Employees.accdb for Microsoft Access Database File?

I am trying to access a file stored in a Microsoft access database.(I am working in Visual Studio 2012) I chose the Database source type, and the Dataset database model, when it asks me "which data connection should your application use to connect to the database?", I clicked New Connection, then i chose Microsoft Access Database File (OLE DB). Under Database file name, i clicked browse and selected the appropriate file(Employees.accdb). When i press Test Connection or Ok i get this error: Unrecognized database format'C:.....\Employees.accdb. Any ideas as to what i am doing wrong?

Answer

Your computer is missing Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0

You can get it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13255

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