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Here you go mate.
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jswebyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Cheers MoonCalf, sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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MoonCalfAuthor Commented:
It was more your code than epsylons that helped me.  Thanks a lot.

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jswebyCommented:
How did you go about checking for the existence of the data source?

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MoonCalfAuthor Commented:
I looked in the registry to see if there was a string value for the DSN description.

After that though, I decided to drop that bit and just create & destroy a DSN as and when required.  (Just used a name that will be unique so the user doesn't even know it was ever there!)
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