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Re: Word 2002 - cannot list tables

From: <terry(at)ashtonwoodshomes(dot)com>
To: "'Greg Campbell'" <greg(dot)campbell(at)us(dot)michelin(dot)com>,"'Randall Smith'" <randall(at)tnr(dot)cc>
Cc: <pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Word 2002 - cannot list tables
Date: 2004-12-22 19:49:36
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
> [mailto:pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of Greg Campbell
> Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 2:31 PM
> To: Randall Smith
> Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [ODBC] Word 2002 - cannot list tables
> I don't want to come off as harsh, but seriously, you are looking for
> help and extent of your problem description is you are trying
> to connect
> MS Word to a PostgreSQL database via ODBC and it says you can't get a
> list of tables.
> MS Word is a word processor,.. PostgreSQL is a database,
> these thing we
> know. So help us help you. Is MS Query involved? Are the scripting
> capacities of Word VBA involved? Did you set up a datasource
> name (DSN)?
> what steps have you taken? When does the error occur?

I may come off sounding harsh (but I don't care):  If you use the right tool for the job, you might
find your job easier.

If you want to map schema, use a schema mapping tool.  There are lots of them out there.  Case
Studio is an example of one that works with Postgres (  And no, I don't work for
casestudio.  I don't even use it (it only runs on windows, which I try to avoid crashing, er,

I don't use Word to map schema.
I don't use Outlook to draw images.
And I don't scrub my floors with a toothbrush.

Terry Fielder
Manager Software Development and Deployment
Great Gulf Homes / Ashton Woods Homes
Fax: (416) 441-9085

> Randall Smith wrote:
> > I'm trying to use the pgsql-odbc driver to connect MS Word 2002 to
> > PostgreSQL.  Word gives me an error saying that it can't
> get a list of
> > tables.  I've tried setting the search_path to pg_schema and the
> > schema I'm interested in, but I keep getting the same
> error.  Anyone
> > here had any luck with MS Word 2002?
> >
> > Randall
> >
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