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Script to test an ODBC connection?

Posted on 2006-04-24
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but here goes:

I have a user who manually setup a System DSN  ODBC connection for SQL 2000.

I can only as for a name of that connection such as "ODBC_SQL", this name is the DSN configuration for SQL 2000 that he allready stated the server, the user name and password and which database to connect to in the setting.

He is running window 2000.
I know the driver he use is " sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver",
I am unsure but the URL can be "jdbc:odbc:ODBC_SQL "

Is there a vb script that I can use to connect to his datbase to test if certain table exists? so that when I run the script, if the table exists then I get a pop up message saying good connection, else saying bad connection?
Question by:fylix0000

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g_johnson earned 1050 total points
ID: 16528530
dim c1 as adodb.connection
dim rs1 = adodb.recordset

set c1 = new adodb.connection
c1.connectionstring = "ODBC=ODBC_SQL"

set rs1 = new adodb.recordset
set rs1.activeconnnection = c1

on error goto errTrap:
rs1.open "SELECT 'Y' FROM table_name"
'no problem with table or connection

   set rs1.activeconnection = nothing
   set rs1 = nothing

   set c1 = nothing

    'problem with table or connection

does that help?


Author Comment

ID: 16528728
I save it as test.vbs and run but got the error

Line: 1
Char: 8
Error: Expected end of statement
Code: 800A0401
Source: Microsoft VBScript compilation error.

Sorry if I sound clueless because I am :)

Expert Comment

ID: 16532006
>>Dim rs1=adodb.recordset

it should be
 dim rs as adodb.recordset
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Expert Comment

ID: 16533393
if you use vbscript

you need to declare as just

dim rs


dim c1 as adodb.connection

set c1 = wscript.createobject("adodb.connection")
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

EDDYKT earned 450 total points
ID: 16533395
dim c1
set c1 = wscript.createobject("adodb.connection")

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