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Orion and MS Access 2000

Vamsee Kanakala
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Joined: Jul 14, 2004
Posts: 5
Hello everybody,

I'm trying to set up a global datasource in orion for ms access 2000. I can't find anything by googling. How do I configure /conf/data-sources.xml for this? Did anybody work on this problem before? Any ideas?

TIA,
Vamsee.


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Marilyn de Queiroz
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Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9046
    
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Have your JDBC connection details at hand, including the class name of your JDBC driver, url, username and password.

I'm no expert in Microsoft Access... try using the following: "sun.jdbc.odbc.JdbcOdbcDriver" or ask further questions in the JDBC forum.

Then you probably want something like this (only with MS Access-specific stuff instead of Sybase-specific stuff).

Driver : com.sybase.jdbc2.jdbc.SybDriver
URL : jdbc:sybase:Tds:localhost:4100
Username : me
Password : abcdef

To add a data-source with these JDBC settings, add something similar to the following to data-sources.xml:

<data-source

name="Test data-source"

location="jdbc/TestCoreDS"
xa-location="jdbc/xa/TestXADS"
ejb-location="jdbc/TestDS"

connection-driver="com.sybase.jdbc2.jdbc.SybDriver"
url="jdbc:sybase:Tds:localhost:4100"
username="me"
password="abcdef"

inactivity-timeout="30"
class="com.evermind.sql.DriverManagerDataSource"

/>
Notice the final attribute: class="...". This is not the class name of your JDBC driver but that used by Orion to manage connections. Leave it as is.
[ July 25, 2004: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

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Avi Abrami
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Joined: Oct 11, 2000
Posts: 1132

Vamsee,
Have you tried the following Web sites:

http://www.orionserver.com

http://www.orionsupport.com

http://kb.atlassian.com

OrionServer expects a JDBC driver (in the form of a JAR file) to be placed in the "lib" directory -- that's why you need to tell it the name of the JAR file in the config/data-sources.xml file. However, for Microsoft Access, there is no JDBC driver (as far as I am aware) -- you use the JDBC-ODBC driver that comes with the J2SE SDK. Hence I don't know what you would put in the appropriate entry in the "data-sources.xml" file. You may try searching for a different JDBC driver for Microsoft Access -- a JAR file that you can place in the "lib" directory.

Good Luck,
Avi.
[ July 25, 2004: Message edited by: Avi Abrami ]
Vamsee Kanakala
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Joined: Jul 14, 2004
Posts: 5
Thanks Marilyn & Avi! I set it up and it's running smootly now
 
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