ODBC Data Source name Select this option to choose a data source (a stored set of connection parameters) for connecting to your database. This field is equivalent to the DSN connection parameter, which references a data source in the registry. You can view a list of data sources by clicking Browse. See DataSourceName (DSN) connection parameter.
Any information you enter in the Connect window, such as the user ID or database name, takes precedence over the parameters stored in an ODBC data source or an ODBC data source file.
Open the ODBC Data Source Administrator button Click the Open the ODBC Data Source Administrator button to open the ODBC Data Source Administrator window where you can select an ODBC data source from the list of available data sources. If you want to select a data source, select it from the list and then click OK.
You may also choose to create a new data source or configure an existing data source to use for the connection. See Creating ODBC data sources.
ODBC Data Source file Select this option to choose a data source file for the connection. You can search for the file by clicking Browse. The ODBC data source file is often used for Unix systems. File data sources hold the same information as ODBC data sources stored in the registry. See FileDataSourceName (FILEDSN) connection parameter.
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