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Posted on 2001-08-30
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Hi Folks,

is there something similar to CFileDialog that i can use to fire up the system ODBC manager and return a selected (new or existing) ODBC datasource?

thanks in advance for any suggestions!

regards,  Mike.
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Have you looked at CDataSource::Open( hwnd, flags)?  It can give you a dialog allowing you to select the data source and driver.
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thanks folks,

i'll check them both out and get back soon.

please feel free to remind me if it looks like i have forgotten!

cheers.
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Hello,

yes! SQLManageDataSources() looks like ot is exactly what i am looking for....  the problem now, is "where can i find the prototypes and what do i lionk to in order to access that code from my application?

many thanks.
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'sql.h' and odbc32.lib...
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doesn't seem to be in sql.h...  i have downloaded the odbc dsk, looking if there are any clues in there...

cheers.
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Sorry, I should take a look myself before posting, even when it's Sunday :o)

It's in odbcinst.h....
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OK,

found it in odbcinst.h, nearly there.
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heheh - too quick for me ;-)
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funny thing is...

it compiles and links all ok, but when i click the button:

void CQMCconfigDlg::OnChooseDSN()
{
    SQLManageDataSources( NULL );
}

nothing happens....  maybe i need something explicit for the CWnd argument?

regards.

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by:meverest
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ok, yes...

SQLManageDataSources is returning FALSE with invalid HWND - so where do i find a valid hwnd from my dialog-based app?

regards.
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>>so where do i find a valid hwnd from my
>>dialog-based app

Well, use the hadle of your dialog window - or, if you don't really care, get yourself a handle using 'GetDesktopWindow()' :o)
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Hmm, anything new? :o)
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Well, did it work?
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thanks for the reminder, i have not yet completed this project - have been side-tracked for the moment, but will get back to it eventually.

in the meantime, i will award this 'A' because your response *does* answer my question specifically - even if i have not figured out how to use it yet! ;-)

i will post another question when i get back to this project.

regards.
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>>in the meantime, i will award this 'A'

Thank you!

(BTW: Did accepting an answer not work?)
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you are right - i forgot to score it .... :-}

regards.
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