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From:David Blomstrom Date:February 13 2005 8:38pm
Subject:Re: Where's my ODBC icon?
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I've checked Start > Programs very thoroughly, and I
can't find any reference to ODBC. That's what's so
weird; I can see it in Add/Remove programs.

I made a desktop shortcut icon to the system32/ODBCad
file, but all it does is open up ODBC DataSource
Administrator, which doesn't appear to be a start
program.

I uinstalled and reinstalled ODBC, hoping the start
icon would register, but nothing changed.

Thanks.


--- Peter Brawley <peter.brawley@stripped> wrote:

> David,
> 
>  >I installed ODBC before but never got a chance to
> do
>  >much with it before my computer crashed. But I
> could
>  >have sworn there was a simple icon that I clicked
> to
>  >start it, just like a normal software program.
> 
> My recollection is that ODBC installation "normally"
> adds ODBCAdmin to 
> the Start Menu, so it's probably there somewhere,
> but if you want a 
> desktop icon for ODBC Administrator, right click on
> it in Windows 
> Explorer and select 'Create a Shortcut'.
> 
> PB
> 
> 
> David Blomstrom wrote:
> 
> >--- Neculai Macarie <mack@stripped> wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>>I just installed MySQL's ODBC program, but I
> can't
> >>>figure out how to launch it. I see no reference
> to
> >>>ODBC when I go to Start > Programs. The only
> thing
> >>>resembling an executable icon I can find is in my
> >>>Add/Remove programs directory. I did a Windows
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>search
> >>    
> >>
> >>>and found many files named ODBC, most of them in
> >>>Windows/Prefetch and Windows/system32, but none
> of
> >>>them appear to be executable programs.
> >>>
> >>>I posted a message on MySQL's ODBC forum but
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>haven't
> >>    
> >>
> >>>received any replies. Does anyone know of a way
> to
> >>>locate ODBC's executable file and create a
> desktop
> >>>icon?
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>I think the path is to configure ODBC datasources:
> >>%SystemRoot%\system32\odbcad32.exe
> >>
> >>There isn't a MySQL ODBC executable as far as I
> >>know.
> >>
> >>-- 
> >><mack />
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >OK, I found it there...but how do you start it?
> Double
> >clicking it just brings up all sorts of information
> >and choices.
> >
> >I installed ODBC before but never got a chance to
> do
> >much with it before my computer crashed. But I
> could
> >have sworn there was a simple icon that I clicked
> to
> >start it, just like a normal software program.
> >
> >Thanks.
> >
> >
> >
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Where's my ODBC icon?David Blomstrom13 Feb
  • Re: Where's my ODBC icon?Neculai Macarie13 Feb
    • Re: Where's my ODBC icon?David Blomstrom13 Feb
      • Re: Where's my ODBC icon?Peter Brawley13 Feb
        • Re: Where's my ODBC icon?David Blomstrom13 Feb
          • Re: Where's my ODBC icon?Andrew Pattison13 Feb
            • Re: Where's my ODBC icon?David Blomstrom13 Feb
              • Re: Where's my ODBC icon?Andrew Pattison13 Feb
                • Re: Where's my ODBC icon?David Blomstrom13 Feb
                  • A Heartfelt thank you.gunmuse14 Feb
  • RE: Where's my ODBC icon?Osvaldo Sommer14 Feb
RE: Where's my ODBC icon?David Blomstrom14 Feb