ODBC Connection Leak with DAO 3.6

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When opening and closing multiple ODBC SQL pass through type recordsets using DAO 3.6, the number of ODBC connections to the backend database increases with each opened recordset.


An internal change in DAO 3.6 and Microsoft Jet database engine 4.0 prevent the release of the ODBC connections, resulting in a connection leak. This problem does not occur when using Jet 3.5 and DAO 3.5.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 254669 - Last Review: January 10, 2015 - Revision: 3.1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.1
  • Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5
  • Microsoft Data Access Objects 3.6
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