I have been trying to connect to an Access database that has a database password,
according to instructions I have been able to find on the internet and in
"Access 97 Developer's Handbook". I have not been successful.
The DAO code suggested is:

dim work as Workspace
dim db as Database
dim rs as Recordset
dim strSQL as String

Set wrk = DBEngine.Workspaces(0)
Set db = wrk.OpenDatabase("c:\path\database.mdb:,False,False,_
strSQL = "select......from table..."
Set rs = db.OpenRecordset(strSQL, dbOpenDynaset)

When I open the application and point it at my desired database/recordset
I get an error message: Run-time error '13': Type Mismatch for the set rs
= db.....statement.

Any suggestions? What am I doing wrong? Alternatively (preferrably?) is there
ADO coding I could use to open and utilize the password protected Access

I have tried this with a DSN-less connection:

Dim m_cnn As ADODB.Connection
Dim m_rst as ADODB.Recordset

Set m_cnn = New ADODB.Connection
m_cnn.Open "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=c:\path\_ database.mdb",
, "password" [I have also tried listing Jet 3.51]
Set m_rst = New ADODB.Recordset
m_rst.Open "SELECT * FROM AnyTable", m_cnn, _
adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic

But I think this is for opening an Access database with Workgroup-based security,
rather than opening past a simple database password, and I get the following
error message with the connection .Open command:

Run-time error '-2147217843(80040e4d)': Cannot start your application. The
workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user.

I have tried the above code as written, with "admin", and with "" for the
User ID as I don't think I have any User ID set up, and got the same error

Any other suggestions?

Thanks for any help. marxbro