Cannot connect VB script to Access .accdb

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Cannot connect VB script to Access .accdb

by tennisdude on Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:49 am

Hi Imacros Forum,

First post here and I'm having an issue with the sample script connecting to a database I created. I'm using a windows 10 machine running 32bit OS
Database is Access 2007-2016 file format

The error I get when I click the script to run is

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Here's my code:

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Option Explicit

Dim objFileSystem, objOutputFile
Dim strOutputFile

' find current folder
Dim myname, mypath
myname = WScript.ScriptFullName
mypath = Left(myname, InstrRev(myname, "\"))

'Note for x64 users: You must start the VBS script in 32bit mode (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\wscript.exe)
'for the Microsoft ODBC Driver to work
'Please see the note about VBS scripts on for more details

' access database
Dim db
set db = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
db.Open("Driver={Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; (*.accdb)}; DBQ=" _
& "C:\Users\tomir\Documents" & "tennis_scraper_db.accdb")

Dim message
message = "This script demonstrates how to extract data from a web site and store this information directly in a database (MS ACCESS)."
message = message + " It uses the macro <wsh-extract-jobs.iim>." + vbCrLf + VbCrLf
message = message + "Tip: This script has the same function as <extract-2-file.vbs> but stores the data in a database instead of a text file."


Dim iim1, iret, iplay
set iim1= CreateObject ("imacros")
iret = iim1.iimOpen("")

if iret < 0 then
      MsgBox ("Error: " + CStr(iret))
end if

Dim num, pos, str, rs, sql
For num = 1 To 3
   str = cstr(num)  'Convert integer to string
   iret = iim1.iimDisplay("Listing No: " + str)

   pos = num '+ 4'start at 5: Offset for POS= statement
   str = cstr(pos)  'Convert integer to string
   iret = iim1.iimSet("myvar", str) 'Select a new link for each run

   iplay = iim1.iimPlay(mypath & "Macros\wsh-extract-jobs.iim")
   If iplay = 1  Then
   ' use SQL to insert new data
   sql = "insert into tableJobListings (Salary, PositionType, RefCode) values ('" _
   & iim1.iimGetExtract(1) & "', '" & iim1.iimGetExtract(2) & "' ,  '" & iim1.iimGetExtract(3) & "')"

   ' execute sql statement
   set rs = db.Execute(sql)
   End If

   If  iplay < 0 Then
      MsgBox "Error: " + iim1.iimGetErrorText()
   End If

iret = iim1.iimClose

MsgBox "The data was stored in the <IIM-TEST-EXTRACT.MDB> database. The script is now completed."


Could the issue be with the way I set up the test database?

I'm a novice at access and VB so help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you
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Re: Cannot connect VB script to Access .accdb

by tennisdude on Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:35 pm

Can anyone help or point me in the right direction?
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