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PostgreSQL Connection String Issue

Posted on 2011-03-23
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I recently migrated desktops. I had a vbscript that used to run on an hourly basis that had a postgresql connection string in it and that connection string seems to be giving me feedback. The only difference in systems (major noteworthy change) is that I went from PostgreSQL 8.4 to 9.0. I have verified that the drivers are in place. ODBC connection didn't seem to be necessary on my old machine. Here are the important lines from the vbscript:
Set Conn = wscript.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
ConnectionString = "Driver={PostgreSQL UNICODE};Server=server;Port=5432;Database=database;UID=postgres;PWD=password;"
'...some stuff gets done here...'
conn.Open ConnectionString
'...moar stuff gets done below here...'

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And here is the error I receive upon execution:

Line: 3
Character: 3
Error: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified

Even though the error is coming from the ODBC Driver Manager, the old box doesn't have a valid odbc, nor is the odbc name specified anywhere in the original script. It all seemed to operate just fine from the connection string alone. The pg_hba.conf file has the remote connection information specified properly as well. I verified this. Anyone have any ideas? Obviously I can provide more info where necessary. Thanks in advance everyone!
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while you may not need to have the odbc connection setup, it will still use the odbc framework to make the connection.  In your odbc manager is the drive name still the same.

Driver={PostgreSQL UNICODE};

as per attached image.
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So far that looks like it may be the answer. The driver name has changed from "PostgreSQL Unicode" to "PostgreSQL ODBC Driver(Unicode)." I have updated a test script and it seems to be functioning well now.
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Glad to help.
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