DSN Less connections to ODBC database

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Fri Dec 9 15:45:37 CST 2011

I played around with this a long time ago, because I didn't want to futz with mySQL (didn't know how at the time). I gave up and was forced to use mySQL because ODBC was so terribly unreliable and difficult to configure on a Mac if you didn't already know what you were doing. I do not think you can avoid the DSN. It's the go between of your client and the source, which is the "open" in ODBC. 


On Dec 9, 2011, at 1:39 PM, Todd Geist wrote:

> Hello,
> I am experimenting with a generic an ODBC datasource.  I can connect using
> revOpenDatabase and DSN, but I would really like to ditch the DSN. Does any
> one know if this is possible? I have tried to just enter the host and port,
> but somehow you need to specify the driver.  I did install the driver in
> the same folder as the others. But that didn't help.
> Any one try this?
> Todd
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