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BATCH file (*.bat) to create an ODBC machine data source

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Hello,

I am trying to write a DOS Batch file (*.bat) that will perform the steps of creating an ODBC machine data source, has anyone done this before?

The goal is instead of walking people thru the steps of creating the data source, they can just run this BAT file.

Thanks!
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You can export the ODBC data source from the Registry.  It would be a subkey of one of the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBCINST.INI
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ODBC\ODBCINST.INI

Once it is exported into a .reg file you can use a batch file that does a command:

Reg Import c:\odbcsource.reg

If its a SQL source you would need to restart SQL to get it to recognize.
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thanks asawatzki
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