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Solving Excel's "DBCC TRACEON" error with brute force and ignorance

Coding with the enemy – We use excel reports extensively for reporting. They are fast to create and everyone can read and manipulate them. However there are the occasional gotchas. In the past, I have had to muck about with macros to fix connection string errors. We upgraded to sql server 2008 on the weekend. Following that, nearly every data aware spreadsheet started giving "User 'public' does not have permission to run DBCC TRACEON" errors.The problem, and a resolution is described here. Older versions of Excel/MS query identified themselves by including APP=Microsoft® Query;" in the connection string. MS ...
Favorite? Off-Topic? Sean @ 2009-12-09 17:27


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