PHPBB 2.0.6 with MS-Access (DSN)

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Hello there,

I want to set-up PhpBB on my website, but i do not want to set up an additional MySql database account.

I saw an option that I could able to install with MSAccess (ODBC). How does it go?

I have a DSN connection to my database. but there is no database created in my /databases folder. When i input all the information required to set-up, it says "not enough information to connect the database" something like that.

Is there anyone who can help me to build-up my PHPBB 2.0.6 with Msaccess (ODBC) ?

Thanks.
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I've no idea how to set it up using MSAccess, as I've always used MySQL for phpBB, but have you tried searching the phpBB forums to see if anybody's done it this way before?
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they said it should it be done with my way... But did not work :(
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Here are the instructions how:

http://phpbb.com/support/guide/#section2_2

I'm not sure I'd recommend an Access database though. Your forum will be more sluggish than a SQL database, and you may run into problems if you start getting a lot of concurrent users. It may work better than I think it will, but I doubt it. I used to run a forum that was an ASP board similar to phpBB that used an access database and if I got more than 5 concurrent users my board would pretty much crash.

Also make sure your database directory has write permissions - at a minimum CHMOD 755
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thank you for your helps. i think i should not use msaccess, i will ask my provider to create a MySql db.
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FYI: Access/ODBC starts having serious performance issues with tables that have greater than ten thousand rows.
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hmmm, i don't think that i can reach that number... any way, it would be great to use MySql in that situation...

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