Importing ODBC System DSN

Posted on 2005-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
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Is there a way to import, reliably, a System DSN from another computer?

Question by:metalaureate
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    by:Jim Horn
    You can find the *.dsn file on the other computer, and copy it over to the new computer...

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    THat only works for a *file* dsn.
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    Open your Registry Editor and go to My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI and look for the system DSN you want copied.  From the Registry menu option, select Export Registry File.  It will create a .reg file that you can copy and run on the destination computer.
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    Expert Comment

    rafrancisco is right but you'd better although check for the driver installation before (and that can be done by reading the registry)

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