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Hi,

  I need to find out the odbc connection string (including name of MS SQL database) from an System DSN Name visible in the ODBC Data Source Administrator. How can I do this?

This on a Windows 2008R2 machine and using 32 bit odbc data source.

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Open C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe (for 32 bit). Note that the default odbc data source connector in the start menu is the 64 bit version.

Select the data source and press the configure button

You will now be able to see all relevant information needed to build a connection string with plenty of articles here to help with that http://www.connectionstrings.com/
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I dont want to build a connection string. I just want to view a pre-existing one. I fear doing the above will wipe out the existing field entries. Is that correct?
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No. The configure button allows you to edit the connection but if you do not make any changes and/or exit without saving then you will be fine
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