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The following problem persists... since I'm rather new to ODBC and RDO, I hope you will be able to help me. I'm trying to connect to a db on a ODBC server. The following code will do so, if the db is on the development computer.

    Set cnDays = New rdoConnection
    With cnDays
    .Connect = "uid=;pwd=;dsn=sbqvtest;"
    .CursorDriver = rdUseOdbc
    .EstablishConnection rdDriverNoPrompt, True
    Do While .StillConnecting
        DoEvents
    Loop
    End With

So the DSN is defined on my computer (Scratchy). However, if I want to connect to a db on a different computer (i.e. Quimby), how do I do so. Trying the following always gives me a "DSN not found, etc" error

    Set cnDays = New rdoConnection
    With cnDays
    .Connect = "Server=quimby;uid=;pwd=;dsn=sbqv_test_2;"
    .CursorDriver = rdUseOdbc
    .EstablishConnection rdDriverNoPrompt, True
    Do While .StillConnecting
        DoEvents
    Loop
    End With

If I set the prompt variable to 0, it prompts me for a data source, but on MY computer, not on the specified server...
The DB is an access driver, specified as a system DSN. All computers are on the same network, but the goal is to access it over the Inet...
Thanks in advance
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by:vspeter
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You would set a system DSN similar to how you did with the database on the development machine

however for this instance, click on the 'System Database ...' button on the ODBC Microsoft Access 97 Setup screen. It allows you to select the system database file which can be locate on remote computer before select the database.

Give that a try and see it goes. Cheers,


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Sorry, I can't change the setup on the server side. The database has to be on Quimby, ODCB on quimby set up to have an entry for the DB. All I have power over is the client code, as demonstrated in the example above. It seems to me that the RDO endgine doesn't want to recognice the server name/location and therefor finds the local ODBC engine, rather than the one on Quimby
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by:Poddy
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DOn't use DSNs,.

Use DSN-less connections, and define your parameters in the client side code (Or it's initialization settings - registry, ini-file, etc)



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OK, can you give me code?
Something like this:

  Set cnConnection = New rdConnection
  cnConnection.Connect = XXXXX
  cnConnection.EstablishConnection XXX,XXX,...

  Etc, etc

thx in advance
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none of this is working correctly. Turns out I need to use RDS with an appropriate business object. However, that donb't work for some reason either. Seems that the dependency information for one of the dlls is missing.
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hakyemez earned 400 total points
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You Must DSN-less ODBC connection using the OpenConnection method against the default rdoEnvironment.
----------------------------------------------------------
Dim en as rdoEnvironment
Dim cn as rdoConnection

Set en = rdoEnvironments(0)
Set cn = en.OpenConnection(dsName:="", _
    Prompt:=rdDriverNoPrompt, _
    Connect:="uid=SA;pwd=;driver={SQL Server};" _
        & "server=SEQUEL;database=PUBS;")

Note:
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UID (UserName)= SA
PWD (Password)= <Blank>
Server        = SEQUEL (your sql server name)
Database      = PUBS   (your database name)
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Thnx
LK
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