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We are using Pervasive SQL i2000, the files have an extension of .btr.  I do have the .ddf files.  I know very little about btrieve.  I need to link the .btr files to a microsoft access database.  What ODBC driver do I need and what are the steps I need to take to set the ODBC up.

Thanks you in advance for your help.

Thanks,
Joan
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The Pervasive.SQL 2000i client includes the needed ODBC driver -- everything is pre-installed.  

First, use the Pervasive Control Center to create a data source (an Engine DSN) on the database server.  Do this by right-clicking on the Databases icon and selecting New Database, then following the prompts.

Once this is done, you can go to the client workstation (the one with MSAccess on it) and start the ODBC Administrator.  Create a new System DSN that uses a Pervasive Client Interface DSN.  IN the dialog boxes that follow, specify the server's name, then click the Get DSN's button and select the DSN you just created in the first step.  Now that you have ODBC access, you can test it with the PCC on the workstation, or with any ODBC tool.  You should be able to see the data on the server.

Finally, using MSAccess, do a Link Tables step, point it at your ODBC DSN you just created, and you should be all set!

Of course, if you don't even want to worry about this, there are companies (including our own) who can provide a turnkey solution via remote control support for a very low cost.
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Thank you very much!  I have been successful.
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