[unixODBC-support] Data source name not found and no default driver specified

Nick Gorham nick.gorham at easysoft.com
Mon Oct 16 12:40:04 BST 2006

Sven Jacobs wrote:

> Hello Nick,
>>> Are you sure? It seems that unixODBC is reading the ini files. Have 
>>> a look at the output, it's using the SAP library: ...[SAP 
>> No, thats what makes me say that the driver is reading the library, 
>> unixODBC dosn't add [SAP AG] that shows its the driver thats creating 
>> the message.
> Yes, but when I run "isql TEST -v" unixODBC needs to read odbc.ini and 
> then odbcinst.ini to know that it has to use the SAP driver for TEST.
> Well, I copied /etc/unixODBC/odbc.ini to ~/.odbc.ini and now it 
> works!! But still it would be great if unixODBC uses the System DSN 
> (/etc/unixODBC/odbc.ini).

unixODBC will use the system DSN in /etc/unixODBC if it was compiled 
with --sysconfdir=/etc/unixODBC, I don't know how your version was compiled.

By default it will use /usr/local/etc/odbc.ini, often sysconfdir is set 
to /etc so it will use /etc/odbc.ini


odbcinst -j

to see how it was built, though you have avery old version there, I have 
just released 2.2.12.

Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited
http://www.easysoft.com, http://www.unixODBC.org

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