Wine User's guide : using Windows ODBC driver manager seems to
boaz at hishome.net
Thu Jan 15 00:23:59 CST 2004
Yes it works. My QA tested it throughly with MSSQL driver and there are
no reported problems.
The best way to go is a free download from Microsoft. mdac_typ.exe .
Just Install it under wine and off you go. Also many MS applications
Install them (like office).
Than in system folder find cliconfig.exe & odbcad32.exe put them on the
desktop. These are the same apps from the windows control panel. (you do
have .exe associate with wine! yes?)
Emmanuel Charpentier wrote:
> Following a suggestion in Wine User's Guide, (§ 1.1.2), I'd like to
> suggest an addition.
> The "ODBC" section (§ 5.12) gives details (§ 5.12.1) about the use of
> the native ODBC driver, routed through a fake "builtin" ODBC driver. I
> have not yet had to test it in real conditions. All I can tell is that
> I wasn't able to use it to "Attach" (M$ jargon) Postgres data in MS
> Access (see PPS for the setup) : when I tried to select "ODBC sources"
> from the "Attach tables" dialog, I got immediately an error box from
> unixODBC telling me that no data source was specified.
> However, the User's Guide is quite terse about the Windows ODBC
> driver. Exhaustive quotation : " Does anyone actually have any
> experience of this and anything to add?".
> Well, I do. In the same setup as before, I have been able to use the
> *native* odbc32.dll ODBC driver by pulling it from a real Windows
> instalation and adding "odbc32"="native,builtin" in the config file. I
> Installed the psqlodbc driver from the Postgres database, and retried
> : selecting "ODBC sources" in the "Attach tables" dialog box led me to
> the usual ODBC manager dialogs, where I have been able to create a DSN
> to my Postgres database. I have then been able to "Atach" my Postgres
> tables and views to an M$ Access database and peruse them.
> My conclusion is that such a setup can be used, if only to be able to
> export MS Access data to a more reasonable database manager. This
> information could be of some help to some people, and I'd like to see
> it reflected in the User's guide.
> Of course, I'm aware that such a quick test is no substitute to real
> tests and explorations. Feel free to reach to me for further
> information, test cases, etc ...
> Sincerely yours,
> Emmanuel Charpentier
> PS : I'm not on this list. Please Cc: me if you wishme to react to
> your answers.
> PPS : Setup : Debian (unstable), 2.4.21 kernel, Wine 20031212 as
> packaged in Debian, Win98SE (french), "fake windows" setup, using
> native stdole.tlb, ole32.dll, oleaut32.dll, rpcrt4.dll and, of course,
> odbc32.dll, MS Office 97 (installed without a hitch from the CD,
> except for a "Can't DDE connect to desktop" error in the setup,
> ignored) + SR1 parch. I have had success with SR2b, but this needs a
> lot more native DLLs, and I can't recall them at the moment (work
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