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Data Direct Sequalink 5.4 odbc connection failure to FileMaker Server 8

Last Modified: 2008-08-18
I have created an odbc connection to a Data Direct Sequalink 5.4 driver being hosted by Filemaker Server 8.
Using Windows Server 2003 with active directory.

I can connect to the database using Microsoft ACCESS and Adobe Acrobat using the data source.

I can't however connect using an asp page with the following code:

<% @LANGUAGE = VBScript %>
Option Explicit
Response.Expires = 0
Dim objConn, objRS, strQuery
Dim StrConnection
Dim seriala
Set objConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
strConnection = "DSN=serialmgmt;DB=serialnum;UID=Bill;PWD=jello"
objConn.Open strConnection
seriala = Trim(Request.QueryString("SERIAL"))
strQuery = "SELECT NIC FROM serialm WHERE SERIAL = " &"'" & seriala & "'"
set objRS = objConn.Execute(strQuery)
response.write objRS("NIC")
Set objRS = Nothing
Set objConn = Nothing

I get the following error message:
Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[DataDirect][ODBC SequeLink driver][SequeLink Server]The specified data source is not defined.

The data source is defined. The test connection works and i can access it from other sources.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you
Bob Johnson
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maybe you should move this Q to the asp section?
sure the passwd is jello, not hello?


From what I have read, I believe it is some type of a permissions issue with filemaker but i can't figure it out.  The same asp query works fine on an Microsoft Acccess ODBC connection.

When the password is incorrect a different message is displayed saying the password is incorrect.

With the right password, the following error comes up in the Filemaker event viewer.

The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( SLSocket54 ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: SLSocket54@localhost,ErrorCode=3059,ErrorMessage=The specified data source is not defined.,ClientHost=,Session=8


I thought it was ok to query the filemaker ODBC DSN from Access, and you were applying the same query to a Access DSN...
Rights?? try putting a full access account in the ODBC login parameters maybe
And about the msg you've got, it may rely on the netbios messaging service which is disabled on lots of machines since it has been used a lot in the past by spammers to display rubbish from an infected machine on the LAN. On my machine, it is off for instance.
If you run the query on the filemaker machine, is it the same?


I used the ACCESS DSN for a .mdb database before i switched to  Filemaker. The asp query was going to the Access DSN and it worked fine. I set up a Sequalink DSN to the Filemaker database, which i imported from the .mdb database. I set the DSN username and password the same in both DSN and pointed the asp query to the Sequalink DSN. That is where I get the error message. I can access the Sequalink DSN from other machines using other programs and it works fine, just not from the asp page.

Both DSN are on the same Windows 2003 Server machine.

By full access, do you mean - Windows Account or Filemaker rights. The username and password in the DSN are for the Filemake username and password and it is a full access account.


I meant full access filemakerwise, but that's what you did... stuck for now...


Thanks, i gotit figured out.  The DSN connection string did not requite a database be defined.
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Not sure,

I am guessing the DSN establishes the connection to the database when you set up the DSN so you don't need to define it in the connection string or i was not defining it correctly. It does work with out it though.

You can only access one Database for each DSN you create as far as i can tell since you can only select one Databse when setting up the DSN connection.

Thank you for your input.

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