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ODBC Connection Problem

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    Robert2150 is offline Advanced Beginner
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2013
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    ODBC Connection Problem

    I have an Access database on an SQL Server.

    It was working fine until I added some ODBC logins to the server. Now when trying to open the DB I get the Microsoft Access Error "ODBC--connection to 'DIOCESEFACDB' FAILED." DIOCESEFACDB is the name of the database back end. Any suggestions. It is a Microsoft SQL Server -2016.

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    did you try remaking the ODBC connection via: control panel , ODBC

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    So I assume you are using SQL authentication with users having their own logins in the server. What permissions have you granted to those new ODBC logins? As a min they should have dataread and datawrite.

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    Create login on SQL server

    Step 1: create login for server, example = SQL login
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    Step 2: create user for the new login in the database
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    Step 3: set user roles
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    step 4: check the new user : log in with new user in the SQL Server mangement studio
    Step 5: create an ODBC connection in Access and test it
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