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SQLConfigDataSource failed !

How to use this function to create a system DSN with trusted connection = NO

AND user = xxx

AND password = yyy

I have tried this without success :

  char *szDriver = "SQL Server";

  char *szAttributes = "DSN=BMSDDSN\0"
                       "SERVER=(local)\0"
                       "TRUSTED_CONNECTION=no\0"
                       "DATABASE=CleanEditDB\0"
                       "UID=bmssa\0"
                       "PWD=bmssa_pwd\0";

  RETCODE retCode = SQLConfigDataSource(NULL, ODBC_ADD_SYS_DSN, szDriver, szAttributes);


If I don't add UID and PWD, the function works, but I must specify the user and password

Any idea ?
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MafaldaCommented:
What was the return code ?

Maybe you should try

  char szDriver[] = "SQL Server";

  char szAttributes[] = "DSN=BMSDDSN\0"
                       "SERVER=(local)\0"
                       "TRUSTED_CONNECTION=no\0"
                       "DATABASE=CleanEditDB\0"
                       "UID=bmssa\0"
                       "PWD=bmssa_pwd\0";


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Last_InquisitorCommented:
You must terminate the stringlist with TWO zeros:

...
PWD=bmssa_pwd\0\0
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mike_marquetAuthor Commented:
Already try it but it's the same => function failed
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mike_marquetAuthor Commented:
To  Mafalda :

   It's the same => function failed
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MafaldaCommented:
"List of attributes in the form "keyname=value". These strings are separated by null terminators with two consecutive null terminators at the end of the list."

So Last_Inquisitor is correct, and although the MS example in the same page has one null terminator it should have two ...

Try doing it directly and see what happens


RETCODE retCode = SQLConfigDataSource(NULL, ODBC_ADD_SYS_DSN,  "SQL Server",
  "DSN=BMSDDSN\0"
  "SERVER=(local)\0"
  "TRUSTED_CONNECTION=no\0"
  "DATABASE=CleanEditDB\0"
  "UID=bmssa\0"
  "PWD=bmssa_pwd\0\0"); // note two nulls here

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mike_marquetAuthor Commented:
I have already tried with a second NULL terminator but function failed also.

If I look in MSDN for function prototype, I can see a table with keynames that can be use.

I never see the keyname : UID and keyname : PWD

And what say up is that without UID and PWD keynames, the function is working with or without a second NULL terminator.

The C++ language set the second NULL character itself.
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MafaldaCommented:
Right,
Sorry I missed that ;o)
I think that the name and password are passed at the stage that you use the SQLConnect function

"Connects to a specific driver by data source name, user ID, and password"

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MafaldaCommented:
Data Sources do not contain name and password ... the DB does.
Try administrating a data source with the Administrator tool and you will see that there are no names an passwords
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