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file,system,user dsn

sushant prabhu
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In ODBC what is the differnce between file , system and user dsn.

Sushant Prabhu<br />SCJP2<br />SCWCD<br />OCA9i
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File DSN's are for connecting to files as datasources. For example, an ASCII text file.
System DSN's are available to all users of a given system and can point to a variety of data sources.
User DSN's are available only to specific users and can point to a variety of data sources.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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