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Creating a DSN on a user's machine or a DSNless connection

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I want to be able to either of two things.
1) Either create a DSN on the user's machine, or
2) Know the syntax for a DSN-less connection of the following DSN.

Here is the DSN that I want to transform in either case:

Data Source Name:   CLS
Description:
Server:             Enterprise
Network Address:    enterprise.capecod.net, 1433
Network Library:    DBMSSOCN
uncheck   User Trusted Connection
Database Name:      CLS
Language Name:      (Default)
checked   Generate Stored Procedures for Prepared Statements
checked   Use ANSI Quoted Identifiers
checked   User ANSI Nulls, Padding and Warnings
uncheck   Convert OEM to ANSI chracters
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Question by:clsmaster
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rantanen earned 200 total points
ID: 1453567
clsmaster, here are examples from MS documentation for different possibilities to open a connection

Dim cnn1 As ADODB.Connection
Dim cnn2 As ADODB.Connection
Dim cnn3 As ADODB.Connection
Dim cnn4 As ADODB.Connection

' Open a connection without using a Data Source Name (DSN).
Set cnn1 = New ADODB.Connection
cnn1.ConnectionString = "driver={SQL Server};" & _
      "server=bigsmile;uid=sa;pwd=pwd;database=pubs"
cnn1.ConnectionTimeout = 30
cnn1.Open
      
' Open a connection using a DSN and ODBC tags.
Set cnn2 = New ADODB.Connection
cnn2.ConnectionString = "DSN=Pubs;UID=sa;PWD=pwd;"
cnn2.Open
      
' Open a connection using a DSN and OLE DB tags.
Set cnn3 = New ADODB.Connection
cnn3.ConnectionString = Data Source=Pubs;UserID=sa;Password=pwd;"
cnn3.Open
      
' Open a connection using a DSN and individual
' arguments instead of a connection string.
Set cnn4 = New ADODB.Connection
cnn4.Open "Pubs", "sa", "pwd"


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by:clsmaster
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Thanks that looks like what I needed.  The first one is probably the one I'll use.

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