Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
I started creating an ODBC connection from inside Access 2003 to SQL 2008.  Now I want to remove it but its not listed in my ODBC sources; only in Access.  (see attached)

How can I remove this from Access?
Question by:ShawnGray

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    Make sure outside of Access that your using the right ODBC admin tool.  You want to use the 32 bit version of the tool, which is:


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    by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
    I should add to that a bit; Access doesn't store DSN information in it.  The dialog you see inside Access is a call the OS; it's not part of Access.

     Access stores a reference to the DSN (if used) as part of a tables properties (the .Connect property).

     This property also tells Access which tables are linked, local, what type, etc and how to get to them.


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    Thank you.  thats exactly what I was doing wrong.
    Really appreciate the help and the explanation.

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