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Dear Experts,
i want to list the dsn entries in my system in a combo box. From where i can read the dsn entries?. if they are in the registry, how can i retrive without knowing the registry key name
thanks in advance
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subbs
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Hi Subbaiah,
The DSN on a machine can be found in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/ODBC.
If you use CRecordset::Open(...) without specifying a DSN, the Windows DSN-dialog (like in Control Panel) will be displayed so the user can choose a DSN by himself.
Hope this helps.
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Hai MelissaC,
Thank u for ur reply, but i want to implement the same functionality for some other purpose, can u please give more details to read the dsn entries

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Hi Subbaiah,
take a look at:
http://www.codeguru.com/system/navigating_registry.shtml
there's a good explanation about the registry. I think the topic you need is iteration. (GetFist, GetNext, etc). This way you can find all subkeys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/ODBC.
Good luck!
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