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“BarTender: Error Message #3238 – OLE DB encountered an error accessing your database…” – BarTender Error Message

Summary

This article explains the BarTender error message “BarTender: Error Message #3238 – OLE DB encountered an error accessing your database…” and details how to fix the underlying problem that caused it to appear.

Explanation

This message appeared when adding a custom SQL query in BarTender to execute a stored procedure. The message appears when selecting the Browse tab to check the query. The exact query works in SQL Management studio.

Solution

OLE DB encountered an error accessing your database. The error may be correctable by doing one or more of the following:

  1. Closely inspecting all settings in your Database Connection Setup dialog.
  2. Confirming that you can read and search your database with another database tool.

Additional Comments

Issue Found On:

Windows 2008 R2, BarTender 10 v2.2.2

Updated on July 27, 2017

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