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Getting DSN details at run time using VB6

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Given a system DSN, how can I obtain
the specific SQL Server (or other)
database that that has been mapped to ,
from VB at runtime.
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Question by:josereyes
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by:roverm
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Use the ODBCTool DLL. Set a reference to it and instantiate it.

D'Mzzl!
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by:josereyes
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Sorry but ODBCTools hasn't got that feature.

All it has is CreateDSN,GetDataSourceList and GetODBCDriverList.

I want to specify a DSN and get back the
associated driver and database that it
was mapped to - having set it via
Control Panel outside of VB


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gencross earned 50 total points
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You can get this info from the registry.  User DSN's are stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\[DSN Name].

System DSN's are stored in. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\[DSN Name].

All the info you want is under these keys.





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by:josereyes
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Thanks gencross
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