Setting up an ODBC Data Source Name (DSN)

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There are three types of ODBC DSN:

DSN TypeDescription
User Visible only to the user that created the DSN. Can be created and configured without administrator privileges.
System Visible to all users on a computer. Requires administrator privileges to create and configure.
File Information about the connection is stored in a ".dsn" file.

Selecting the most appropriate type of ODBC DSN depends on your requirements:

Further Information

Diagnosing Connection Problems

If you are having problems connecting to a Fernhill SCADA Server.

Setting up an ODBC User DSN

For instructions on setting up an ODBC User DSN.

Setting up an ODBC System DSN

For instructions on setting up an ODBC System DSN.


For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.