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I try to connect a password protected access 2007 database file, password is 'AaBbCc'. I am getting an error -
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "E:\MasterMindAcc\Pyh\", line 45, in <module>
    conn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.accdb)};DBQ=H:\\MasterMindAcc\\Sys\\NetNo.accdb;password=AaBbCc')
pyodbc.InterfaceError: ('IM002', '[IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified (0) (SQLDriverConnect)')

What I have tried:

making a login form for my accounting app use login
read access 2007 .accdb database for checking user id and password
Updated 30-Nov-23 8:17am

1 solution

Your error suggests that your Data Source Name (DSN) is not found, and there is no default driver specified by you on where to find it.

When using Python, the 'pyodbc' library is needed to connect to the Access database. Make sure that you have the 'pyodbc' library installed using your console, More on this as a tutorial at pyodbc | Tutorial[^] -
pip install pyodbc

Your code should then look something like the following to connect -
import pyodbc

db_path = r'H:\MasterMindAcc\Sys\NetNo.accdb'
password = 'AaBbCc'

#Your connection string here...
conn_str = f'DRIVER={{Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)}};DBQ={db_path};PWD={password}'

    #Make the connection...
    conn = pyodbc.connect(conn_str)

    #Add your code for all your database operations here...

    #Close the connection when done...

except Exception as e:
    print(f"Error: {e}")
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Maciej Los 30-Nov-23 15:57pm    
Andre Oosthuizen 1-Dec-23 11:13am    
Thanks Maciej!

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