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It’s been a while since a common issue raised by many users that they are facing error when they are opening Access Database. The error code is 3151 which is ultimately a result of ODBC connection failure in Access.
According to a user’s query I was going through, he claimed that he recently changed SQL servers with a new name, IP and DSN; he also created a new ODBC and made few changes in link tables. He was successful in updating the tables to the new SQL server, but as soon as he tried to run a form to update territories, he faced this ‘run time error 3151 ODBC connection failed’. The user was using the Access FE application connecting to a BE SQL.
This error happens when the user is using ODBC connection to connect to Microsoft Access; here the ODBC connection is also connected to Microsoft SQL server. The error message pops up is ‘[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] ODBC–connection to
To overcome this issue, you can try the below-mentioned steps and see if it works for you. Open the Access Database and:
So, this is how you can fix this error by following a few simple steps. Error 3151 is quite challenging and most commonly faced error recently, but it is not the only error or issue you may face while using Access. You may also face many other issues one of which is Access Database Corruption, which neither is easy to solve, nor it has many solutions. So, to keep your Access always working and corruption free, you need to keep your Access files healthy. For that, you can figure out the causes for Access Database Corruption and if corruption is already there you can fix it with the help of an automated tool.
Kernel for Access Database repair software. It is a third-party solution to repair an Access database file. It instantly solves the corruption issue with Access database files; it can also retrieve permanently deleted data and much more. Let’s see how it works.
Video – Easy way to fix the error 3151 in the Access Database
Since no other method was helping me solving the error, I tried the mentioned software Kernel for Access. I must admit, it is an effective software. Recommended to everyone looking for the right solution.
Thanks for sharing this article. I get the solution to fix MS Access database error.