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Oracle 9i and SQL Server 2000 why the difference???

 
Bilal Ali
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Respected Members,
I have a question,when we are using MS Access or SQL Server 2000 as the backend database with Java application than we have to add it to System DSN first and han follow the rest of the procedure, while in case of Oracle 9i we directly pass the connection string in the program and I dont think that we add it to the System DSN in control Panel,can any one please clarify the reason?
 
Jan Cumps
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You specify a DSN datasource when you use the jdbcodbc bridge.
This is a jdbc driver that uses the odbc protocol to talk to your database.

Most databases provide a native jdbc driver. This driver talks to your database without using odbc.
If you use the native driver, you do not have to set up a DSN entry.

Regards, Jan
 
Paul Sturrock
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Just to add to what Jan has already written, you don't need to use ODBC with SQL Server, there are proper, freely available type 4 drivers for it.
 
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