Not sure if it's at typo, but the DSN you created was Killerspin_com2
and the DSN you're trying to reference is killerspin_com. Also, if
the Database already exists, don't use Create. Click Select. The
location ofhte database isn't important, as long as the DSN can see
it. You might want to put it outside the source code dir to prevent
it from being downloadable.

I was just able to do this using Access 97 (ick!) on Win2k (but the
ODBC widget seems to be the same as XP).


--- Jonathan Villa <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Ok, this is what I did...
> 
> Keep in mind I have Xp so I don't know how this all pans out.
> 
> 1. I opened the ODBC Data Source Administrator
> 2. My default view was User DSN
> 3. I clicked on System DSN
> 4. Clicked on Add
> 5. Choose Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)
> 6. Gave it a name of Killerspin_com2
> 7. Clicked on Create 
> 8. Saved it the directory which my source code will reside in.
> 9. Set up username/password
> 10. created test_connect.php page.
> 11. Inserted the following code:
> 
> if (odbc_connect("killerspin_com","username","password") == 0)
>       die("failed");
> else
>       die("success");
> 
> 12. Received this error.
> 
> Warning: SQL error: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source
> name
> not found and no default driver specified, SQL state IM002 in
> SQLConnect
> in D:\is\clients\eki\killer_spin\new_web\test_connect.php on line 3
> Failed.
> 
> I'm not to sure how to set this up to work with PHP
>  
> ---> Jonathan
>  
>  
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Griffiths, Daniel [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
> Sent: Friday, February 14, 2003 3:38 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] How to access a MS Access DB 
> 
> to set up a DSN go to control panel and then Administrative Tools
> then
> into Data Sources and then add a new system DSN.
> you can probably work the rest out as its fairly straight forward.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Villa [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 13 February 2003 22:48
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [PHP-DB] How to access a MS Access DB 
> 
> 
> 
> I need to know exactly how to hook up to an Access database under
> Office
> Xp.  I normally use MySQL, but the current site sits on Windows
> servers.
> 
> I am using php 4.3.0
> Office Xp Pro w/ Access
> I'm running Apache 2.0.43
> 
> I need to know how to check if ODBC is set up on my machine (I hear
> that
> by default it is) and what's this about a driver?
> 
> All I know at this point is 
> 
> odbc_connect("XXX","username","password");
> 
> Where XX is the DSN name I will be using, (how do this, i.e. set up
> a
> DSN name)
> 
> Thanks much and in advance.
> 
> 
> 
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