Hi Eric, Excuse me if you are already aware of this, but you need to set up an ODBC data source. [I am assuming -- from your post -- that your platform is Windows and you are using some kind of Microsoft database -- like MS Access.] If this is correct, then you set up the data source via "Control Panel". On my Windows XP machine, when I open the "Control Panel" window, it contains an icon entitled "Administrative Tools". When I double-click on that icon, I get another window that contains an icon entitled "Data Sources (ODBC)". Double-clicking on that icon starts up a "wizard" that guides you through setting up a data source. Hope this helps. Good Luck, Avi.
posted 15 years ago
Hi Avi: my computer is Win 2000. when i clik Microsoft odbc administrator, i did not see any "wizard" my odbc just has "User DNS","System DNS", "File DNS","Driver",....something like this. so how can i set up? Thanks
Eric, I think you need to set up a "User DNS". It's been a long time since I did it, so I don't remember exactly, but I do remember I managed to figure it out by myself (and I'm too lazy to make the effort to hold your hand and guide you through it -- sorry). Try reading the "help", or doing an Internet search for "setting up ODBC datasource on Windows 2000 as User DSN" (or something like that :-) Good Luck, Avi. P.S. I _know_ you can do it, Eric!