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When database testing with SilkTest, how can I create my own DSN?

When database testing with SilkTest, how can I create my own DSN?

Problem:

When database testing with SilkTest, how can I create my own DSN?

Resolution:

QUESTION
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When database testing with SilkTest, how can I create my own DSN?

ANSWER
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You can create a DSN as follows:

  • Open Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools.

  • Then go to Data Source (ODBC)

  • In "User DNS" click Add

  • In the "Create New Data Source" window, select the type of Database you are creating it for. For example, if it is for Excel Sheets select:

    "Microsoft Excel Driver (.xls)"

    if it is for an Access Database select:

    "Microsoft Access Driver (.mdb)"

  • When you have made the appropriate selection press Finish.

  • Shown below, we have created an Excel DSN, so in the next window you have to name it, give it a description and then add the Excel Workbook. This is the same process for Access databases except that you will be adding an *.mdb file instead of Workbook.

  • Press OK and that is the DSN created.

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