ODBCTimeout property

Applies to: Access 2013 | Access 2016

You can use the ODBCTimeout property to specify the number of seconds Microsoft Access waits before a time-out error occurs when a query is run on an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) database.


The ODBCTimeout property is an Integer value representing the number of seconds Microsoft Access waits. The default is 60 seconds. When this property is set to 0, no time-out error occurs.

You can set this property by using the query's property sheet or Data Access Objects (DAO) in Visual Basic code.


When you're using an ODBC database, such as Microsoft SQL Server, there may be delays due to network traffic or heavy use of the ODBC server. The ODBCTimeout property lets you specify how long Microsoft Access waits for a network connection before a time-out error occurs.

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