can't add data source in Visual Studio with SQL Server ce 3.5

  • ericvanderhousen

    Old Hand

    Points: 370

    using SQL Server CE 3.5 with Visual Studio 2008, but, when I add a sdf file, I keeping getting the error "an error occurred while creating the new data source"

  • Lowell

    SSC Guru

    Points: 323444

    eric could it have to do with disk permissions?

    for example, on my win7 laptop, i cannot write to c:\mydb.sdf, but i have no problem writing to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\mydb.sdf

    but on my xp desktop, i can write to either place, mostly because my desktop is runnign with service credentials of a local admin, instead of whatever the default local service or network service account.


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  • ericvanderhousen

    Old Hand

    Points: 370

    thanks for the reply, but, the sdf file, is not readonly?

    rather, I cannot add it to Visual Studio, as a new data source

  • boyeosomo


    Points: 21

    I am having the same problem too. Is anyone able to explain what needs to be done here. I am unable to progress with my project as i cannot add any data tables to the data source window. When trying to conenct to the data source get the same error listed above. Please HELP!

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