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Setting up an External Database Provider Connection to Microsoft Access Database is Failing (Doc ID 1314968.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 10.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, Content Server

When attempting to query a Microsoft Access database for metadata to populate a custom check in page for a collection of content, the database provider shows 5 connections ok. Every time the connection is tested, the connection it drops one connection until 0 remain. Connection error shows the following error:

Unable to create database connection for JDBC:ODBC:PetitionsDB. Possible database connection failure encountered. Error message: (!csDbUnableToCreateResultSet,select * from Petitions!$[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver]Optional feature not implemented).
the following error occurs.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create a database provider
2. Restart the content server
3. Click the test button next to the provider connection five times
4. 0 connections remain and Error appears


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