How to Configure a File Data Source (Microsoft Windows Platforms)
To configure a File Data Source:
The ODBC Data Source Administrator tab set displays.
NOTE: IF you are using a Vista 64-bit machine, Windows displays the incorrect ODBC Data Source Administrator by default, so the list of available data sources will appear to be empty. You can start the correct version of the data source administrator using the following command:
This could be added as a shortcut in the Administrative Tools window for convenience
To modify an existing file data source, double-click an existing data source from the list and go to step 8.
The Create New Data Source wizard dialog displays your configuration.
The USoft Remote Rules Service Configurator dialog displays.
Connection to the rules engine will now be tested.
If the connection fails a message is shown (a connection could not be made using the file data source parameters entered), you will be asked if you still want to save the File DSN definition. Note that invalid definitions are not actually saved. This is also true for valid definitions for which a connection can not be made.
If the connection succeeds the File DSN will be added to the list of File DSNs in the File DSN tab-page. The file DSN will get a file extension 'dsn' appended to the name.