Connect to Access file on Skydrive
I've got an application in Visual Studio, that uses an Access database and I want to be able to save the database file on Skydrive.
How do I get the connection string for an access database file located on Skydrive?
It doesn't work that way.
SkyDrive and its cousins are repositories of files (just drag and drop, or hit the upload button), but they cannot be used as a WAN with a live Access db up there in the cloud being accessed by your app in read/write fashion.
To use an Access app over the internet works only in a very limited set of circumstances:
- By building a VPN tunnel to the server with the db. The server then becomes part of your network.
- By running a Remote Desktop program. You are then running a session on the server.
So the answer is "No, it is not possible".