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creating DSN programatically through VB 6.0

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Hi,

 I am developing a small database related applicaton and i need to create the dsn for MS Access database from  the VB or java code..

Plz help ASAP....

Umesh.
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Question by:timoliumesh
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by:Ryan Chong
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See:

Create a System DSN
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=502

Create a System DSN
http://www.thescarms.com/vbasic/createdsn.asp

or by using registry:
Create/Check Access' DSN in ODBC
http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=5225&lngWId=1

Hope this helps
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'Code You can use for check and (if not exist) create DSN for Access DB in ODBC.

'that code may be in module file

'imports definition
Private Const KEY_QUERY_VALUE = &H1
Private Const ERROR_SUCCESS = 0&
Private Const REG_SZ = 1
Private Const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002
Private Const REG_DWORD = 4


Private Declare Function RegOpenKeyEx Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "RegOpenKeyExA" (ByVal hKey As Long, ByVal lpSubKey As String, ByVal ulOptions As Long, ByVal samDesired As Long, phkResult As Long) As Long


Private Declare Function RegQueryValueEx Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "RegQueryValueExA" (ByVal hKey As Long, ByVal lpValueName As String, ByVal lpReserved As Long, lpType As Long, lpData As Any, lpcbData As Long) As Long ' Note that If you declare the lpData parameter as String, you must pass it By Value.


Private Declare Function RegCreateKey Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "RegCreateKeyA" (ByVal hKey As Long, ByVal lpSubKey As String, phkResult As Long) As Long


Private Declare Function RegSetValueExString Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "RegSetValueExA" (ByVal hKey As Long, ByVal lpValueName As String, ByVal Reserved As Long, ByVal dwType As Long, ByVal lpValue As String, ByVal cbData As Long) As Long


Private Declare Function RegCloseKey Lib "advapi32.dll" (ByVal hKey As Long) As Long


Private Declare Function RegSetValueExLong Lib "advapi32.dll" Alias "RegSetValueExA" (ByVal hKey As Long, ByVal lpValueName As String, ByVal Reserved As Long, ByVal dwType As Long, lpValue As Long, ByVal cbData As Long) As Long

'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

''''''''''' CHECK DSN '''''''''''''''''''''

'functions

Public Function isSZKeyExist(szKeyPath As String, _
    szKeyName As String, _
    ByRef szKeyValue As String) As Boolean
    Dim bRes As Boolean
    Dim lRes As Long
    Dim hKey As Long
    lRes = RegOpenKeyEx(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, _
    szKeyPath, _
    0&, _
    KEY_QUERY_VALUE, _
    hKey)


    If lRes <> ERROR_SUCCESS Then
        isSZKeyExist = False
        Exit Function
    End If

    lRes = RegQueryValueEx(hKey, _
    szKeyName, _
    0&, _
    REG_SZ, _
    ByVal szKeyValue, _
    Len(szKeyValue))
    RegCloseKey (hKey)


    If lRes <> ERROR_SUCCESS Then
        isSZKeyExist = False
        Exit Function
    End If

    isSZKeyExist = True
End Function



Public Function checkAccessDriver(ByRef szDriverName As String) As Boolean

    Dim szKeyPath As String
    Dim szKeyName As String
    Dim szKeyValue As String
    Dim bRes As Boolean
   
   
    bRes = False
   
    szKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBCINST.INI\Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)"
    szKeyName = "Driver"
    szKeyValue = String(255, Chr(32))
   


    If isSZKeyExist(szKeyPath, szKeyName, szKeyValue) Then
        szDriverName = szKeyValue
        bRes = True
    Else
        bRes = False
    End If

   
    checkAccessDriver = bRes
End Function



Public Function checkWantedAccessDSN(szWantedDSN As String) As Boolean

    Dim szKeyPath As String
    Dim szKeyName As String
    Dim szKeyValue As String
    Dim bRes As Boolean
   
    szKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources"
    szKeyName = szWantedDSN
    szKeyValue = String(255, Chr(32))
   


    If isSZKeyExist(szKeyPath, szKeyName, szKeyValue) Then
        bRes = True
    Else
        bRes = False
    End If

   
    checkWantedAccessDSN = bRes
   
End Function



Public Function createAccessDSN(szDriverName As String, _
    szWantedDSN As String) As Boolean
   
    Dim hKey As Long
    Dim szKeyPath As String
    Dim szKeyName As String
    Dim szKeyValue As String
    Dim lKeyValue As Long
    Dim lRes As Long
    Dim lSize As Long
    Dim szEmpty As String
   
    szEmpty = Chr(0)
   
   
    lSize = 4
    lRes = RegCreateKey(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, _
    "SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\" & _
    szWantedDSN, _
    hKey)
   


    If lRes <> ERROR_SUCCESS Then
        createAccessDSN = False
        Exit Function
    End If

   
    lRes = RegSetValueExString(hKey, "UID", 0&, REG_SZ, _
    szEmpty, Len(szEmpty))
   
    szKeyValue = App.path & "\abc.mdb"   ''' pls put your database path here
    lRes = RegSetValueExString(hKey, "DBQ", 0&, REG_SZ, _
    szKeyValue, Len(szKeyValue))
    szKeyValue = szDriverName
    lRes = RegSetValueExString(hKey, "Driver", 0&, REG_SZ, _
    szKeyValue, Len(szKeyValue))
    szKeyValue = "MS Access;"
    lRes = RegSetValueExString(hKey, "FIL", 0&, REG_SZ, _
    szKeyValue, Len(szKeyValue))
    lKeyValue = 25
    lRes = RegSetValueExLong(hKey, "DriverId", 0&, REG_DWORD, _
    lKeyValue, 4)
   
    lKeyValue = 0
    lRes = RegSetValueExLong(hKey, "SafeTransactions", 0&, REG_DWORD, _
    lKeyValue, 4)
   
    lRes = RegCloseKey(hKey)
    szKeyPath = "SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\" & szWantedDSN & "\Engines\Jet"
   
    lRes = RegCreateKey(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, _
    szKeyPath, _
    hKey)
   


    If lRes <> ERROR_SUCCESS Then
        createAccessDSN = False
        Exit Function
    End If

    lRes = RegSetValueExString(hKey, "ImplicitCommitSync", 0&, REG_SZ, _
    szEmpty, Len(szEmpty))
    szKeyValue = "Yes"
    lRes = RegSetValueExString(hKey, "UserCommitSync", 0&, REG_SZ, _
    szKeyValue, Len(szKeyValue))
    lKeyValue = 2048
    lRes = RegSetValueExLong(hKey, "MaxBufferSize", 0&, REG_DWORD, _
    lKeyValue, 4)
   
    lKeyValue = 5
    lRes = RegSetValueExLong(hKey, "PageTimeout", 0&, REG_DWORD, _
    lKeyValue, 4)
   
    lKeyValue = 3
    lRes = RegSetValueExLong(hKey, "Threads", 0&, REG_DWORD, _
    lKeyValue, 4)
   
    lRes = RegCloseKey(hKey)
    lRes = RegCreateKey(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, _
    "SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\ODBC Data Sources", _
    hKey)
   


    If lRes <> ERROR_SUCCESS Then
        createAccessDSN = False
        Exit Function
    End If

   
    szKeyValue = "Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)"
    lRes = RegSetValueExString(hKey, szWantedDSN, 0&, REG_SZ, _
    szKeyValue, Len(szKeyValue))
   
    lRes = RegCloseKey(hKey)
    createAccessDSN = True
End Function

'---------------------------------------------------------------------


Private Function checkNcreateDSN()

'anywhere in application

Dim szDriverName As String
Dim szWantedDSN As String

szDriverName = String(255, Chr(32))
szWantedDSN = "ABCDSN"     '''Pls use the DSN name you want
'is access drivers installed?

If Not checkAccessDriver(szDriverName) Then
    MsgBox "You must Install Access ODBC Drivers before use this program.", vbOK + vbCritical
End If


'is our dsn exist?


If Not (checkWantedAccessDSN(szWantedDSN)) Then


    If szDriverName = "" Then
        MsgBox "Can't find access ODBC driver.", vbOK + vbCritical
    Else

        If Not createAccessDSN(szDriverName, szWantedDSN) Then
            MsgBox "Can't create database ODBC.", vbOK + vbCritical
        End If

    End If

End If

End Function


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the code given was a working one... and also this is what the user wanted.....
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