Livecode ODBC connection without DSN?

Dalton Calford dalton.calford at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 11:22:35 EDT 2019


Wonderful!  Thanks Matthias!

I can ensure the ODBC drivers are in, that is not an issue.   Most of my
testing will be for linux anyways.

Best regards

Dalton


On Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 11:09, Matthias Rebbe via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Hi Dalton,
>
> yes it is. You can use SQL Connection strings for it. But in any case
> you´ll need to have ODBC drivers installed.
>
> This here is an old script i used to query the installed Windows ODBC
> drivers and do the connection with Connection strings.
> It´s old and was registry check was used under Windows 32bit. But the
> Connectionstrings still should do with one exception.
>
> This does not work with new versions of LC on Mac. The latest Mac version
> which worked with SQL Connection strings was 6.7.11.
> Here´s the bug report from 2016
> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18151 <
> https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=18151>
>
>
> And here´s the script
> -- connection strings Win/Mac with check which Windows SQL ODBC drivers
> are installed
>
> switch the platform
>
> case "MacOS"
>
> get revOpenDatabase("ODBC","Driver={Actual SQL
> Server};Server=192.168.1.250;Database=MyDatabaseName;UID=sa;PWD=MyDatabasePassword;",,,)
>
> break
>
> case "Win32"
>
> put listregistry("HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBCINST.INI\") into
> tOdbcDrivers
>
> switch
>
> case "SQL Server Native Client 11.0" is in tOdbcDrivers
>
> get revOpenDatabase("ODBC","DRIVER={SQL Server Native Client
> 11.0};SERVER=192.168.1.250;DATABASE=MyDatabaseName;UID=sa;PWD=MyDatabasePassword;Trusted_Connection=No",,,)
>
> break
>
> case "SQL Server Native Client 10.0" is in tOdbcDrivers
>
> get revOpenDatabase("ODBC","DRIVER={SQL Server Native Client
> 10.0};SERVER=192.168.1.250;DATABASE=MyDatabaseName;UID=sa;PWD=MyDatabasePassword;Trusted_Connection=No",,,)
>
> break
>
> case "SQL Server" is in tOdbcDrivers
>
> get revOpenDatabase("ODBC","DRIVER={SQL
> Server};SERVER=192.168.1.250;DATABASE=MyDatabaseName;UID=sa;PWD=MyDatabasePassword;Trusted_Connection=No",,,)
>
> break
>
> end switch
>
> break
>
> end switch
>
> Regards,
>
> Matthias
>
>
>
> Matthias Rebbe
>
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> > Am 03.07.2019 um 16:42 schrieb Dalton Calford via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com <mailto:use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>>:
> >
> > Is it possible to connect to a database without a predefined DSN using
> the
> > livecode database connector?
> >
> > best regards
> >
> > Dalton
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