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How to open ODBC Administrator from C#

Posted on 2012-08-16
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Last Modified: 2012-08-17
I am programming a C# application where someone can use a DSN on the computer to connect to a database.  I have the ability to find all system and user-based DSNs, and allow the user to select an existing DSN, and move forward from there....no problems.

My issue is Setup of a new odbc connection.  How do I open the control panel's ODBC Administrator to create a new one using the wizard?

I'd like to assign a button to it.

Question by:Evan Cutler
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rajapandian_81 earned 2000 total points
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If you would like to launch "ODBC Data Source Administrator", try the following code:
System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("SystemRoot") + @"\system32\odbcad32.exe");

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If you want to add DSN entry using C#, refer:
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by:Evan Cutler
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That did it.
Thanks Much :)

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