Setting up an ODBC System Data Source Name (DSN)

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An ODBC System DSN is local to the computer and accessible by all users on the computer. An ODBC System DSN is convenient if any of the following are true:

Setting up an ODBC system DSN requires administrator privileges.

On 64-bit versions of Windows you may need to set up the ODBC System DSN separately for both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

Setting up an ODBC DSN

Note: On 64-bit versions of windows this procedure will set up a 64-bit ODBC DSN. If you want to create a 32-bit ODBC DSN on 64-bit Windows see Setting up a 32-bit ODBC System DSN on a 64-bit Computer.

To set up an ODBC System DSN to Fernhill SCADA follow these steps:

1. Open the Control Panel.

2. From the Control Panel, open Administrative Tools.

3. Depending on the version of Windows you are running, open Data Sources (ODBC) or ODBC Data Sources (64-bit). The ODBC Data Source Administrator will open:

ODBC Data Source Administrator

4. Select the System DSN tab.

ODBC Data Source Administrator

5. Click Add.... The Create New Data Source dialog will open:

Create New Data Source

Note: The list of drivers on your computer may be different to the list shown above.

6. Select Fernhill SCADA, scrolling down the list if necessary. Then click Finish. The Fernhill SCADA DSN Configuration dialog opens:

Fernhill SCADA DSN Configuration

7. Enter the following information:

NameMy Fernhill SCADA
DescriptionConnection to local server

8. Click OK to close the Fernhill SCADA DSN Configuration dialog. The new connection to Fernhill SCADA will appear in the ODBC Data Source Administrator:

ODBC Data Source Administrator With DSN

9. Click OK to close the ODBC Data Source Administrator.

Further Information

Diagnosing Connection Problems

To learn how to solve 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 Data Source Name (DSN)

For an overview of the different types of ODBC Data Source Name.


For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.