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ODBC Connecion string for MSSQL 2010 server  using DSN

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Hello,
I have successfully set up ODBC connection strings from my C# application to a DB2 database and to excel spreadsheet using DSN

DB2 connection string= "DSN=MyDSNname; UID=Myname; PWD=Mypassword;"

EXCEL Connection string = "DSN= MyDSNName; Data Source=C:\MySpreadSheet.xls; HDR=yes; Format=xls;"

I now need to create an ODBC connection to a MS SQL 2010 database using a DSN. Can anyone please tell me the format of this connection string ?

regards
Pat
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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If you're writing code in C#, why would you want to use DSN? You'd have to set it up on each machine that runs your application.

Connection strings for SQL Server can be found here:  http://www.connectionstrings.com/
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ODBC Connections for all Databases here:

http://connectionstrings.com/

it's like MS SQL 2008

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by:pclarke7
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Thanks for your inputs. I have gone to connectionstrings.com but there doesn't seem to be any examples under 2008 using DSN.  They are all looking at supplying the server address like the example below:

Server=myServerAddress;Database=myDataBase;User Id=myUsername; Password=myPassword;

I have set up an ODBC data source and would like to connect through this.

regards
Pat
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by:Dave Baldwin
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You might want to look at this page: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/9d7799a3-2850-43ce-acea-2a43cbe20c9d/dsn-with-sqlconnection  Using a DSN may be possible but it is not the preferred method with SQL Server.  SQL Native Client is the driver that provides all the connections anyway, both ODBC and OLEDB.
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by:Qlemo
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If you use ODBC, be aware that you won't get full support - that is you can't use e.g. several new datatypes and extended features.
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by:pclarke7
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Whilst I appreciate the input of all of those who gave answers, none of the answers gave me what I was looking for. I am still unable to like to MS SQL via ODBC. I have changed over to native SQL. But at the end of the day I did not get the answers that I was looking for.

regards
 Pat
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