Create a mdb database DSN with C...

Posted on 2002-03-04
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello all,
I'd like to create DSN not by control panell (ODBC32) but programatically, is it possible?

I read something about a windows funciton:
but I don't know how to use it, and which .h I have to include to use it. Any idea?

Question by:shoooot
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ID: 6838881

SQLConfigDataSource(NULL,ODBC_ADD_DSN, "Excel Files (*.xls)",
                   "DSN=New Excel Data Source\0"
                   "Description=New Excel Data Source\0"
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Expert Comment

ID: 6838975
>>but I don't know how to use it, and which .h I have to include to use it. Any idea?

Have you ever heard of the MSDN Library?  It's in there.

Author Comment

ID: 6839093
Yes I know MSDN, but is no way to find which include needs the function that is displayed in the help at that time...
Or I didn't see it.


Accepted Solution

pagladasu earned 300 total points
ID: 6839432
To use ::SQLConfigDataSource, you must include the ODBCINST.H header file and use the ODBCINST.LIB import library. Also, ODBCCP32.DLL must be in the path at run time (or ODBCINST.DLL for 16 bit).

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