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How to get DSN(Data Source Name)s using java

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Hi there,
    How can i get all the DSN(Data Source Name)s created in my system using java.any help..........

sample code would be appreciated.

Thanx inadvance.

Madhusr
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i'm fauirly sure that you can;t using normal java, but there might be a microsoft extensiojn which does it. as far as i know dsn's are only used in wondows systems, so an ms only extension shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Jim CakalicSenior Engineer

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ODBC Data Sources are available from the Windows registry as subkeys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources.

There is no builtin Java facility for accessing the Windows registry. What you need to do is call the Win32 Registry APIs using JNI. If you've never done any JNI programming before, this can be a daunting task.

There is a free collection (for commercial or non-commercial use) of Java classes and native code called JObjects that will give you access to the Windows registry to create, read, and delete keys from a Java program. It can be downloaded from http://www.jobjects.com/products/jst/.

Another, distributed under the GPL with source can be found at http://www.trustice.com/java/jnireg/index.shtml.

This is a comment, not an answer, because I haven't personally used either of these packages and cannot post code as you requested. However, If I understand your question correctly, this is what you will need to do.

Best regards,
Jim Cakalic
Jim CakalicSenior Engineer

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ODBC Data Sources are available from the Windows registry as subkeys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources.

There is no builtin Java facility for accessing the Windows registry. What you need to do is call the Win32 Registry APIs using JNI. If you've never done any JNI programming before, this can be a daunting task.

There is a free collection (for commercial or non-commercial use) of Java classes and native code called JObjects that will give you access to the Windows registry to create, read, and delete keys from a Java program. It can be downloaded from http://www.jobjects.com/products/jst/.

Another, distributed under the GPL with source can be found at http://www.trustice.com/java/jnireg/index.shtml.

This is a comment, not an answer, because I haven't personally used either of these packages and cannot post code as you requested. However, If I understand your question correctly, this is what you will need to do.

Best regards,
Jim Cakalic
Senior Engineer
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