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Re: pgAdmin/ODBC errors.

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "'Contejean, TiJana'" <tijana(dot)contejean(at)wcg(dot)com>
Cc: "'pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pgAdmin/ODBC errors.
Date: 2001-09-05 07:12:05
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Contejean, TiJana [mailto:tijana(dot)contejean(at)wcg(dot)com] 
> Sent: 04 September 2001 19:14
> To: 'Dave Page'
> Subject: RE: [ODBC] pgAdmin/ODBC errors.
> Hello Again.
> I think I only have 2 more questions, hopefully!!!! The first 
> is, where do I find the .odbc.ini file? I have been looking 
> for that for quite some time. It shows on the odbc config 
> white pages that I need to edit this file. I have checked 
> everywhere, and I am unable to find it. 

This file is used on *nix systems only. In Windows, the settings are stored
in the registry. You should not need to edit it to get things working.

> Also, how do I log 
> onto your ftp site. It does not take anonymous logins, and 
> the one I enter, which is my network password, doesn't work. 
> Am I doing something wrong. I've even tried to use my 
> username and use the password for the anonymous login. 

I don't have an ftp site, so I can only think you mean
which is often busy and will refuse anonymous connections. As as said in my
previous email, try a mirror such as

> I am 
> thinking about just re-installing the original PostgreSQL 
> Driverand see where that takes me. 

The driver you had originally was the psqlodbc+ driver which is not the
official PostgreSQL driver. If you can't get that working, you'll need to
take it up with the maintainer - his site is on

> I've already found the 
> driver path, now I just need to configure this .odbc.ini 
> file. Also, you stated I didn't need the File DSN 
> configured,but somehow it's not allowing me to access pgAdmi 
> without it. 

I wrote 90% of pgAdmin and can guarantee you that is *does not* require File
DSNs to work, or even have any code in it to allow them to be used at all.

> I still show the user and system dsn configured, 
> everytime I pull up odbc Drivers in the control panel, but 
> when I try to logon to pgAdmin, it doesn't even give me an 
> option. If I go to the drop-down box, it's just empty, 
> nothing to choose from. Is there something else I am not doing?

If the dropdown box is empty, then it means that the DSNs you have setup are
not using a recognised PostgreSQL ODBC driver. this usually happens when
people select 'SQL Server' or 'Oracle' or something when they create the DSN
instead of 'PostgreSQL'. Try using the New button on the logon dialogue and
let pgAdmin configure your DSN for you. There is a minor bug in that version
that means you may have to restart pgAdmin before you see any newly created
DSNs though.

Regards, Dave.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Page [mailto:dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk]
> Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 11:19 AM
> To: 'Contejean, TiJana'
> Cc: 'pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org'
> Subject: RE: [ODBC] pgAdmin/ODBC errors.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Contejean, TiJana [mailto:tijana(dot)contejean(at)wcg(dot)com]
> > Sent: 31 August 2001 17:13
> > To: 'Dave Page'
> > Subject: RE: [ODBC] pgAdmin/ODBC errors.
> > 
> > 
> > Hello, thanks for respondingto my email. I have tried all the
> > examples you have given me. I thought that would definitely 
> > do the trick. Now, I'm getting a new error when I try to 
> > configure the File DSN. The error is, 
> > General error. Invalid file dsn 'C:\Program Files\Common 
> > Files\ODBC\DataSources\PostgreSQL.dsn
> > I am getting this message at the start of: 
> > "Type the name of the file datasource you want to save this 
> > connection to. Or, find the location to save to by clicking 
> > Browse" Also, I have been getting this error from the start, 
> > even before I use the examples you gave me.-A connection 
> > could not be made using the file data source parameters 
> > entered. Save non-verified file DSN. I tried the examples you 
> > gave me, but I still received an error. 
> Don't worry about creating file DSNs - pgAdmin doesn't use 
> them anyway. Just create a single User *or* system DSN to get started.
> > This is like the
> > hardest gui I've ever installed. 
> Actually, pgAdmin (ie. the GUI) is already installed. It's 
> the ODBC driver manager (the bit Microsoft wrote) you're 
> having trouble with.
> > I already have the PostgreSQL
> > ODBC+ Driver, the msi-installer, and I've already 
> downloaded pgAdmin.
> I can't help you with the the ODBC+ driver, I only package 
> and use the 'official' PostgreSQL driver - I would suggest 
> you try that 
> (> org/pub/odbc/).
> > ODBC+ I've
> > already configured the User 
> DSN and the System DSN, but when
> > I'm trying to configure File DSN, I keep getting either one 
> > of these errors. 
> Like I said, File DSNs are no use to you, just try getting 
> either a System or User dsn sorted first - you don't need one 
> of each or anything like that.
> Regards, Dave.

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