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Cannot connect to the data source in TestExecute

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Cannot connect to the data source in TestExecute

Hello,

I have a problem connecting my data source when i run my tests on TestExecute (excel file 2013), but when i run it from TestComplete the data source is connected without any problem. 

The location of the file is on a shared folder and both PCs have access.

As I already mention, the problem doesnt exist using TestComplete.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Cannot connect to the data source in TestExecute

Excel connectivity has to do a lot with the ACE drivers installed on the machine.  And that is also relevant to bitness (32-bit versus 64-bit).   Make sure that when you execute via TestExecute, you are running the same bit version you are running TestComplete.


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Re: Cannot connect to the data source in TestExecute

Excel connectivity has to do a lot with the ACE drivers installed on the machine.  And that is also relevant to bitness (32-bit versus 64-bit).   Make sure that when you execute via TestExecute, you are running the same bit version you are running TestComplete.


Robert Martin
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Please consider giving a Kudo if I write good stuff
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Why automate?  I do automated testing because there's only so much a human being can do and remain healthy.  Sleep is a requirement.  So, while people sleep, automation that I create does what I've described above in order to make sure that nothing gets past the final defense of the testing group.
I love good food, good books, good friends, and good fun.

Mysterious Gremlin Master
Vegas Thrill Rider
Extensions available

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Re: Cannot connect to the data source in TestExecute

Thanks for the reply, tristaanogre.

@trajmo, is this what you were looking forward?

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