Connect to MS SQL Server via ODBC on Mac OSX

mfstuart mfstuart at
Mon Oct 1 17:58:15 EDT 2007

Hi Robert,
Is "DA08" the SQL Server computer name?
To get the IP address of the SQL Server, use "ping DA08" (without the double
quotes) from the DOS prompt.


Robert Eppich wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have downloaded and installed the Actual Technologies ODBC drivers  
> and configured them with ODBC Administrator application under Mas OS  
> X 10.4.10.
> I have also verified that Revolution on Windows XP will open and  
> close the SQL Server using ODBC.
> When setting up the Mac in ODBC Administrator for the Actual  
> Technologies drivers, I'm asked "Which SQL Server do you want to  
> connect to? (The server is typically referred to by its IP address)".  
> The information on the Windows XP is "DA08". I have used DA08 instead  
> of the IP address for the SQL Server, but when trying to use  
> RevOpenDatabase() the error message "Data Source Name not found." is  
> what is returned.
> No one could tell me IP address of the SQL Server, is this the  
> information I need? Why can't Mac OS X use "DA08" instead of the IP?
> Is the IP address the simple answer?
> (Just trying to connect Rev on Mac to MS SQL Server via ODBC. If you  
> have experience I'd love to hear from you)
> Thanks
> Robert Eppich
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