Setting up a Data Source Name

ODBC support for your COBOL development system cannot work until you have set up a data source name (DSN) in the ODBC Manager. You can access the ODBC Manager via Administrative Tools in the Control Panel on your Windows desktop. Click on the appropriate 32bit ODBC icon. Click on the System DSN tab.

The ODBC Data Source Administrator dialog box opens. For details on how to assign DSNs, click on the Help button in the ODBC Data Source Administrator dialog box.


If you are running under a 64-bit version of Windows, to create a DSN for a 32-bit application, you must execute the 32-bit version of the ODBC Administrator utility. The command to start this utility is odbcad32. The odbcad32.exe file is located in your windowsdir\syswow64 folder.