No OLE DB connection object is created in ArcCatalog

Last Published: April 25, 2020


An OLE DB connection object fails to be created in ArcCatalog.


A connection object is not created and a warning may not be returned, if the 'Allow saving password' option on the Data Link Properties menu is not selected when making a connection to a data source that requires a password, depending on which provider you use.

Solution or Workaround

The 'Allow saving password' option must be selected, if the connection requires a password, for the connection to open successfully.

Article ID:000002728

  • ArcMap 8 x

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