DATA SOURCE NAME NOT FOUND

GAVRACKHAM

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2002
Messages
2
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

Cheers
 

Excel Facts

What is =ROMAN(40) in Excel?
The Roman numeral for 40 is XL. Bill "MrExcel" Jelen's 40th book was called MrExcel XL.

bentleyr

New Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2002
Messages
17
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.
 

Forum statistics

Threads
1,181,580
Messages
5,930,720
Members
436,757
Latest member
Marijn

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top