DATA SOURCE NAME NOT FOUND

GAVRACKHAM

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Hi folks, wonder if anyone can help?

I've created some files which grabbed data from a Foxpro 2.6 app. I was using win 95/Excel 2000 when I made them.

Now when I use the same app (Excel 2000) but installed on Win XP Pro and try to refresh the files created using 95 I get an error message saying

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified.

Refreshing using the 95 machine is fine.

Also if I create a new file using XP Pro using same database I get the same message trying to refresh on the 95 machine after succesfully refreshing on the Xp machine.

I think it's something to do with default ODBC setup with regard to O/S but dont know how to fix it. It's like right now I can only refresh using the OS the file was made on, not possible with both, one messes the other up

Ideas would be appreciated

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bentleyr

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Sounds like the database is named on the Windows9x machine and not on the XP box. Does your code direct to a specific file location or does it connect to a named database source?

If it is a named source you will need to have this source in your ODBC settings for the OS.
 

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