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RE: extremely newbie questions

From: Michael Davis <mdavis(at)sevainc(dot)com>
To: "'Nicholas Chan'" <yumin(at)pl(dot)jaring(dot)my>, Postgresql Interfaces <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: RE: extremely newbie questions
Date: 2001-01-22 17:58:56
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1) You need to create a Data Source Name (DSN) using the ODBC driver 
manager.  This can be done by opening ODBC32 in the Control Panel.  Once 
this is done, Access will allow you add tables via your new ODBC data 
source.  You should have a primary key installed on each table.

2) With Access you can databases that store data and databases that store 
code and reference the data.  If you are using code, then just link to the 
PostgreSQL tables as described above and they will look and act exactly 
like Access tables.  You can even link Access table to PostgreSQL tables 
using Access.  If you are referring to data stored in Access97, then 
PostgreSQL will not be able to access this data directly.  You will have to 
export your Access data and import it into PostgreSQL.

3) Looks like you did not do item 1 above and you choose a Data Source for 
another database.  If you complete item 1 above, and select it as your data 
source, then it should work.

Hope this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Nicholas Chan [SMTP:yumin(at)pl(dot)jaring(dot)my]
Sent:	Sunday, January 21, 2001 7:53 PM
To:	Postgresql Interfaces
Subject:	extremely newbie questions

I'm very new when it comes to databases, and I'd like to try out
pgAdmin on my Windows NT to create, configure and manage some
databases on a remote linux server.

I'm using pgAdmin 7.05 and PostgreSQL ODBC driver v6.50.00.00.
I've installed the above two as well as MDAC v2.6
And i'm running Windows NT Workstation with Service Pack v6a

1) I want to test out PostgreSQL on a windows platform, so is there
   anything else I have to install other than the software
   I have mentioned above? I assume that pgAdmin is something like
   MSSQL server, or am I wrong? is it just a frontend?
2) where can I find a sample database which can be used for pgAdmin?
   Can any regular database created by Microsoft Access be used?
3) i've tried creating a PostgreSQL ODBC connection with a Microsoft
   Access database, but when I start pgAdmin and connect to the
   source i've specified, this error message appears:

Error Details
Error Number: -2147467259
Error Description: Could not connect to the server;
Could not connect to remote socket.
Error Source: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers
Subroutine of Function: frmODBCLogon, cmdOK_Click

  Any help would be very much appreciated.
  I can't even seem to open the main pgAdmin program!
  And thanks in advance.

  Warmest regards,
    Nicholas Chan

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