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I want to import some data to a datatable from an Access database table. When the file is stored locally, this works fine :-

string connString =
                "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;data source=C:\\database.accdb";

However, when the file is stored on Dropbox, this doesn't work :-

string connString =
                "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;data source=";

and I get a "Not a valid file name" error.

Could someone let me know what I need to change?

Thanks in advance.
Posted 1-Jan-13 5:53am

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Solution 1

Since DropBox requires Authentication, therefore it does not allows you to get data from that location.

Use your System Location where your dropbox saves files Locally as you have mentioned above.
Member 9704153 1-Jan-13 13:27pm
Do even shared files on Dropbox require authentication??
Sheikh Muhammad Haris 1-Jan-13 13:34pm
yes !

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