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i installed Microsoft access database engine 2007 & 2010 & 2016 ...(all at same time)
when i connect to simple database , it's connect successfully..
but when i connect to database with Calculated columns , error show "unrecognized database format"
so how can i solve it
>>> I use access 2019
>>> and visual studio enterprise 2015
i will appreciate any help

What I have tried:

Microsoft access database engine 2007 & 2010 & 2016
create multiple databases
Updated 3-Sep-20 8:33am
CHill60 3-Sep-20 6:55am
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Solution 1

At a guess, it's because you are opening a 2016 Access DB file using the 2007 database engine: it's a later version of the file, and the earlier engine can't understand it.
Anmar Sattar 3-Sep-20 11:47am
thanks sir
when i uninstall access engine 2007 ,error show "the microsoft.ace.oledb.12.0 provider is not registered on the local machine"
but 2010 and 2016 are still installed
OriginalGriff 3-Sep-20 12:01pm
That's because your connection stirn git directly referencing the 2007 version ... which is the reason you are getting this problem.
Anmar Sattar 3-Sep-20 13:45pm
when i press add new connection and choose my database >>advanced
connection string is "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=mydatabase.accdb"
so how can change the engine version
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Solution 2

Please, follow the steps provided here: Connect to data in an Access database (Windows Forms) - Visual Studio 2015 | Microsoft Docs[^]

As you provided less than minimum information required to answer the question, we can't help you more.
Anmar Sattar 3-Sep-20 11:41am
thanks for reply.
i know how to add data source but it doesn't work with database which contain calculated columns (in tables)..
what information do you need to know ?
Maciej Los 3-Sep-20 12:05pm
Well... Looking at your error message, you can't connect to MS Access database, but you did NOT provide information:
1) how do you create connection in code (or mannually)...
2) what OS version: 32 or 64 bit?
3) what formula you used in calculated column?
Anmar Sattar 3-Sep-20 13:39pm
1) Manually by "add data source",,,,,(in code work successfully)
2)64 bit
Maciej Los 3-Sep-20 13:59pm
"(in code work successfully)" - i doubt.
You mentioned in the comment to the OriginalGriff's answer:
"connection string is "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=mydatabase.accdb""
A proper connection string is:
Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=C:\myFolder\myAccessFile.accdb;Persist Security Info=False;
Note: that your connection string does not contain path to the database.
Anmar Sattar 3-Sep-20 14:28pm
sorry sir
but my point is "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data"
when i choose file , the explore add full path automatically
my problem with engine and database so i ignored the full path here

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