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***

Symptoms

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.

Cause

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