TestPartner: Unexpected Error: String data, length mismatch

TestPartner: Unexpected Error: String data, length mismatch


How to resolve TestPartner 6.3.1 throwing the following error message; when trying to create a new Script or any other Test Asset:


This error message has previously been reported by customer's running TestPartner 6.3.1 on Windows 7(x64); while using the 'SQL Server Native Client 10.0' driver to connect to SQL Server 2005.

The solution is to recreate the DSN and instead use the 'SQL Native Client' driver; which can be downloaded from Microsoft at the following location, if it does not appear in the 'Create New Data Source' dialog:

> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11988

* Note: If TestPartner 6.3.1 is running on a 64 bit OS - you must install 'sqlncli_x64.msi'.

Once the Driver installation is complete; configure a new 32 bit TestPartner DSN (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe), choosing the 'SQL Native Client' Driver as shown in the image below:

The final steps are to reconfigure TestPartner to use this DSN to connect to the Database; by clicking 'Configure' on the login dialog, and selecting the new DSN in the 'Select Data Source' drop down list:


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