Microsoft Access Databases ADO connection strings for 32/64 bits

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If you try to open a connection to an Access database via ADO, you’ll have to use a different provider, whether you’re coding for 32 or 64 bits environments.

Here’s a utility function I use for that (updated 25.02.2014):

Of course you have to have the correct jet engine files installed on the target computer, but just a warning here: you’ll find quite a few links to download the Access 2010 database engine redistributable package, but if you’re using Office 2013 and you install this redistributable package, as soon as you’ll start an Office application, the repair feature of the Office installer will trigger.

And the GetFileExt() function:

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