Can't find Nwind.mdb for demo

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  1. R2
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    Posted 26 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    I am trying to do the tutorial located at: that a telerik staffer recommended I complete.  The problem is (as always) I can not find all the components to even learn the tutorial, namely, the ACCESS database file called Nwind.mdb.  I looked in the Live Demos/App_Data file (C:\Program Files\Telerik\RadControls for ASPNET AJAX Q3 2008\Live Demos\App_Data) and there is no Nwind.mdb file residing there.  I performed a search on my box and found this particular ACCESS database within another application (Developer Express .net), but nothing in the Live Demos/App_Data folder as the tutorial instructs, only Northwind.mdf and the Northwind.ldf. 

    Now because I needed the .MDB file, not a .MDF file, I copied and pasted the Nwind.mdb file from the Developer Express folder and pasted it in the Live Demos/App_Data folder in Telerik.  I then copied said database file from the Dev Express directory and pasted it from that directory into the Live Demos/App_Data file of my telerik project as the tutorial instructs.  However, when I try to configure the database to the AccessDataSource1 control for the RadGrid to display the data, I keep receiving the following error:

    • Database schema could not be retrieved for this connection.  Please make sure the connections settings are correct and that the databse i online.  Unspecified error

    Why can't I connect to the database?  I'm online, which I don't know how that makes any difference since the Live Demos/App_data directory is on hard drive.

  2. Sebastian
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    Posted 29 Jan 2009 Link to this post

    Hi R2,

    I was not able to trace any reference to NWind.mdb access database In the help article you referenced - can you please specify in which section of the topic you found this information? Note that RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX are shipped with Northwind.mdf SQL database residing at the following location of the installation folder:

    C:\Program Files\telerik\RadControls for ASPNET AJAX Q3 2008\Live Demos\App_Data

    and you can attach to this database using SqlDataSource control to test your code. This database is used on all online demos of the product.

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  3. Luke
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    Posted 12 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    I get the same error when following the steps in the tutorial at this link: I can find the database, but when I select it and click next I get a message box that says, "Database schema could not be retrieved for this connection. Please make sure the connection settings are correct and that the database is online. Unspecified error" I would appreciate any help with this problem. Thanks!

  4. Peter
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    Posted 13 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Luke,

    The sample web site was created with VS 2005. What web.config did you use? Did you try following the steps and create the database from scratch?

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  5. Luke
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    Posted 16 Feb 2009 Link to this post

    It looks like there's a problem with my Visual Studio installation. I tried the tutorial on a different computer and it works just fine. Thanks for the quick reply and the help!

  6. Dave Catanoso
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    Posted 17 Sep 2009 Link to this post

    The reference to the file is still in the latest demo

    RadControls Send comments on this topic.
    Getting Started
    Controls > RadGrid > Getting Started > Getting Started

    Glossary Item Box

    This tutorial will walk you through creating a Web page that contains a RadGrid control. It shows how to:

    • Bind the grid using a declarative data source.
    • Configure the grid to support the most common features including:
      • Paging.
      • Sorting.
      • Scrolling.
      • Grouping.
      • Filtering.
      • Selecting.
    • Add a template column for customized data display.

    Creating and Binding the Grid

    1. Locate the "..\Live Demos\App_Data" folder underneath the folder where you have installed your controls. In this folder, find the "Nwind.mdb" file, and copy it into the App_Data folder of your Web application. The Solution Explorer for you application should look something like the following:
  7. Bill
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    Posted 21 Dec 2010 Link to this post

    When I install the MVC controls I experienced the same issue. I solved it by reviewing the App_Data folder security and I found that my user name didn't have modify permissions on this folder. By granting modify permissions I was was able to correct the error.
  8. Dan
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    Posted 04 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    I'm trying to work the example here and need the Nwind.mdb too.  It's referenced here:

         OleDbConnection conn = new OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0; Data Source=" +
           System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath( "~/App_Data/Nwind.mdb"));

    Where can I get this file?


  9. Daniel
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    Posted 05 Jan 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Don,

    You can download the desired file from the following link:
    Access 2000 Tutorial: Northwind Traders Sample Database

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  10. Dan
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    Posted 07 Jan 2011 Link to this post


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