How to create an ODBC data source
Note: In 64-bit editions of Windows, there are separate lists of data sources for the 32-bit and 64-bit modes. You need to configure a data source for the 32-bit mode. To access the respective version of the ODBC Data Ssource Administrator console, click the "Setup" button in the "ODBC database" module.
Note: The system ODBC data source lets you run the program as an application or as a service.
1. Switch to the "System DSN" tab and click the "Add" button (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Data source administrator
2. In the window that opens, select a driver for your database (Figure 2).
Figure 2. Selecting a driver
3. The following steps depend on the driver selected. Usually, you should configure a connection to the database.