Perl is not working with MS SQL Server CE Database (.SDF)

Posted by talk2chakra on 2016-09-26 08:57

Before anything, I need to tell my Software Environment as follows.

Installed Software :-
SQL Server Compact 3.5 Books Online ENU
SQL Server Compact SP2 ENU
SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 x64 ENU
MS Office Enterprise 2007
MS .NET Framework 4.5.2
ActivePerl Ver (x64)
OS : Windows 7 Pro x64

I installed IIS 7.5.7600.16385 and configured it properly for use with ActivePerl. Apart from that, I changed Physical Path of Site to E:\PUCC. The PUCC Folder has been assigned proper security for IUSR and IIS_IUSRS as FULL CONTROL. I tested IIS for use with PERL and succeeded.

I've 2 .SDF Files (Password Protected) stored in PUCC\DB Folder. As I know the Password, I can access both the Files through CompactView. However I cannot access it through ActivePerl. Whenever, I run PERL SCRIPT from Command Prompt, following errors popped up. My ultimate goal is to furnish the Tables with specific Rows, Columns in Web Browser through IIS.

PERL Code:

01 use strict;
02 use warnings;
03 use DBI;
05 my $user="";
06 my $pass="myPass";
08 my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:ADO:Provider=Microsoft.SQLSERVER.CE.OLEDB.3.5;Data Source=E:\\PUCC\\DB\\D_stud.sdf", $user, $pass);
13 $sth->execute();
15 while (my $href = $sth->fetchrow_hashref()) {
16      print $href->{TABLE_NAME} . "\n";
17 }

ERROR Details:
DBI connect('Provider=Microsoft.SQLSERVER.CE.OLEDB.3.5;Data Source=E:\PUCC\DB\D_stud.sdf','',...) failed: Can't Open Connection 'Provider=Microsoft.SQLSERVER.CE.OLEDB.3.5;Data Source=E:\PUCC\DB\D_stud.sdf'
Package : DBD::ADO::dr
Filename : C:/Perl64/site/lib/DBD/
Line : 158
Last error : -2147217887

OLE exception from "ADODB.Connection":

Provider could not set DATASOURCE, USERID, or PASSWORD property.

Win32::OLE(0.1712) error 0x80040e21
in METHOD/PROPERTYGET "Open" at line 8.
Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at line 11.

Can someone help me out of the Problem?