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Creating an ODBC Datasource for use with TracerPlus products


  1. Create a New DSN:
    • Navigate to Control Panel-->Admistrative Tools and double click Data Sources (ODBC).
    • Choose the System DSN tab and select ADD.
    • Choose the appropriate driver for your database and select Finish.
    • Enter relevant information about your DSN and select the Database file.
    • When complete select OK to close all windows.
    • Open TracerPlus Connect and navigate to ODBC Configuration.
    • Select your newly added DSN and choose your table.
  2. Point the PTS TracerPlus Connect Sample DSN to your database (This only applies to MS Access .mdb users):
    • Navigate to Control Panel-->Admistrative Tools and double click Data Sources (ODBC).
    • Choose the System DSN tab and double click the PTS TracerPlus Sample.
    • Under Databse choose Select.
    • Navigate to the location of your Database file and it should appear on the left side.
    • Highlight the Database file and select OK to close all windows.

Note - If you already have a DSN setup for your database simply choose your DSN from the "DSN" dropdown under ODBC Configuration.

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  1. Joseph Kraebel

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