[Tutor] Difficulty connecting with odbc drivers

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at freenet.co.uk
Sat Apr 15 16:56:08 CEST 2006

> I have downloaded the mxodbc product.  I am using windows xp, python 2.4

> mx.ODBC.Windows.DriverConnect('dsn=c:/test/m2m/data/cost_grid.dbf')
> OperationalError: ('IM002', 0, '[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data
> source name not found and no default driver specified', 6044)

> What am I doing wrong and what do I need to do?  Any help would be
> greatly appreciated.

You need to set up the driver using the ODBC management applet from 
Control Panel->Admin Tools. You don't mention doing that so it may 
be you need an extra step. Otherwise I dunno, sorry.

Alan G.

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