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Re: Basic connection problem

From: Shelby Cain <alyandon(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: "Paul B(dot) Anderson" <paul(dot)a(at)pnlassociates(dot)com>, pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Basic connection problem
Date: 2007-01-25 19:17:00
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I don't claim to be any expert using ODBC under Unix but It'd probably be helpful if you post the relevant section from your odbc*.ini files... shows an example like so:

Description         = Test to Postgres
Driver              = PostgreSQL
Trace               = Yes
TraceFile           = sql.log
Database            = nick
Servername          = localhost
UserName            =
Password            =
Port                = 5432
Protocol            = 6.4
ReadOnly            = No
RowVersioning       = No
ShowSystemTables    = No
ShowOidColumn       = No
FakeOidIndex        = No
ConnSettings        =

Are you sure you have Servername specified correctly?  The error message you are receiving leads me to believe "Port=5432" is somehow being confused for the database host server name.


Shelby Cain

----- Original Message ----
From: Paul B. Anderson <paul(dot)a(at)pnlassociates(dot)com>
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 11:23:07 AM
Subject: [ODBC] Basic connection problem

I'm just trying to get going with an ODBC interface to Postgresql 8.1.5 
on RHEL 3.0.  I'm using the database without problems via psql, ecpg, 
and JDBC.

I've hit the same problem using both iODBC and unixODBC driver 
managers.  It get the following when I try to connect to the database:

[08001][unixODBC]could not translate host name "port=5432" to address: 
Name or service not known

[ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect

I've experimented with my ~/.odbc.ini file with and without Port = 5432 
but can't seem to figure how port=5432 is even getting into the connect 

I've got psqlodbc 08.01.0200.  I had to make a couple of small coding 
changes to build it for iODBC but unixODBC worked fine with  psqlodbc 
code as downloaded.

I have unicode support turned on in the driver.  My database uses UTF8.

Surely this must be a common problem.  What am I doing wrong?


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