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i have the connection string like this in my application.

connstring = '"dsn=abcgar.customer;uid=xxx;pwd=xxxx;"

i am working new on this application. when i download the application from ftp and try to run it on my local machine...its not identifyin the odbc driver.

what kinda dsn is it. user dsn or file dsn ...also can you tell how can i create that kinda dsn..

thanks
sandeep
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A DSN is a file that must be created for each individual computer that the program is to run on.  That's why I try not to use them.  You would be better off using ADODB connection strings.  Look here:  www.connectionstrings.com

If you're insistent on using a DSN, point to Start>>Programs>>Administrative Tools>>Data Sources (ODBC)

You're on your own from here.  You need to know what kind of database your app is connecting to, the path to it, the user name and password (if any), etc...

Good Luck.
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there so many access dbs in a particular folder. when i create a dsn which access db should i point to..its askin me to select a database.
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looking again at your original post, the dsn doesn't look like it points to an access db; it looks like the syntax used for a SQL Server database.
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You'll most likely have to contact the owner of the application to find out what db to connect to.  Sorry I can't be of much use but that's the problem behind DSN's.
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looking over the post, I'm not sure cognos79 completely understands the technology he's attempting to use (i.e. the whole dsn thing).  I could be wrong and I don't mean for this post to "sound" like i'm blasting the dude (or dudette).But I stick to my last post in this thread; he/she should contact the owner of the app to find out what database to use.  I really don't care about the points.  He should probably be refunded so he has some points to ask more questions.

I mean, c'mon!!  We're all about helping people here.
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