All free tables in the directory will be available to the driver. The Data Source settings may be modified at any time. This second mechanism employs a connection string. The icon for the Administrator is usually found in the Control Panel. If left empty the default , the ADS. In Linux, you create a DSN by adding entries to the odbc. It includes any parameters that have been expanded by ODBC, as well as any default values not included in the input connection string.

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SQLDriverConnect takes eight parameters. The default is Advantage. Table shows a complete list of the connection string parameters and the values that you can assign to them.

INI file will control the compression setting. Type a unique Data Source Name. The Data Source is an entry in the Windows Registry.

The seventh parameter is the size of the completed connection string that was written to the buffer referenced in the fifth parameter, and the eighth parameter permits you to configure whether or not the ODBC driver manager should prompt the user for additional connection information, if needed. The first parameter is a connection handle, which you obtain by calling SQLAllocHandle, and the second is the Windows handle of your client application.

Connecting to Advantage Using the Advantage ODBC Driver

If you will use this DSN to connect to a data dictionary, check the Data Dictionary checkbox and enter the full path to the data dictionary in the provided field. The completed connection string is the version of the connection string used by ODBC to connect to the database. You can also find information on creating DSNs at http: The third and fifth parameters are used for the input connection string and the completed connection string, respectively.


This name is used by applications to reference the data source. For example, if you pass empty strings in place of the user name and password parameters, and a user name and password are required to connect, you can instruct SQLDriverConnect to prompt the user for this information at runtime.

Once you have decided to add either a user or system DSN by selecting either the User or System tabs of this appletclick the Add button. In most cases, you will want to use a UNC universal naming convention path in this field. Streampinesql on the downloaded file to start the Setup program. To Setup the System Data Source: The remaining tsreamlinesql are string and integer pairs, where you pass the DSN name, user name, and password in the second, fourth, and sixth parameters, respectively; and the lengths of these strings in the third, fifth, and seventh parameters.

The default value is ON.

Advantage ODBC Driver – Setup and Usage

This parameter streamlimesql not used. You use this dialog box to configure the DSN. How you connect using these functions is described in the following sections.

Note, however, that you should extensively test any code that writes to the Windows Registry, after making a backup of the Registry, as inappropriate changes to the Windows Registry can render a computer unstable or even unusable.


This parameter is ignored for data dictionary connections, but is required for free tables. The new data source is displayed. Review the options and change them to your desired setup.

Set to FoxPro, Advantage, or Clipper. This parameter is not used by ALS. Instead, they syreamlinesql an applet found in either the Control Panel for older Windows installationsor the Administrative Tools page of the Control Panel.

In Linux, you create a DSN by adding entries to the odbc.

Advantage Database Server ODBC Driver

Then, inspect the entries that this applet added to the Registry for the keys, values, and data that you need to insert. If you will use this DSN to connect to free tables, enter the data directory path here. In no way should you select a directory already containing PGS software to install in.

The Remote Server box must always be checked. The primary drawback to using a DSN is that you must define the DSN on each workstation, which increases the complexity of your client installations.