Connecting to tables in MS Access: ODBC - Call Failed. Error returned from engine: VDB.Connect.

(Doc ID 892575.1)

Last updated on JUNE 29, 2016

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version: 6.1 and later   [Release: 6.1 and later ]
All Platforms
***Checked for relevance on 15-July-2011***


Following errors may be seen after attempting to link to the Project Manager tables from Microsoft Access, using the Primavera SDK. Specifically after entering the Project Management username and password:

ODBC -- Call failed

Resource not available - Connect error. Error returned from engine: VDB.Connect

Steps taken to reach this point:
  1. Go to File > Get External Data > Link tables.
  2. Select 'ODBC data source' from 'Files of type'.
  3. Select the 'PrimaveraSDK' data source (in the 'Machine data source' tab)
  4. Enter P3e username and password - the error then appears.


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