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Re: Mathematica and Access

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  • Subject: [mg95447] Re: Mathematica and Access
  • From: Albert Retey <awnl at>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 02:55:29 -0500 (EST)
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Murray Eisenberg schrieb:
> OK, I see how to access the Example databases, including the one that's 
> in Access format.
> But how do I access my own Access .mdb database?  When I run the 
> OpenSQLConnection[] wizard and specify to use ODBC(DSN), I'm asked to 
> enter the DSN.  What's that?  And where do I enter the actual location 
> of my Access database?

I think that the wizard is no big help for people not familiar with
database terminology (which I am no expert either), for the ODBC case it
seems easier to follow the instructions from the documentation which you
find on this page:


and then search for:

ODBC Connections

it is quite straightforward to find that also when just searching for
ODBC in the navigation bar.



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