How to Configure a User or System Data Source (Microsoft Windows Platforms)

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You can configure or modify a user data source (visible only to you) or a system data source (visible to all users on the machine, including NT services) using the ODBC Configurator dialog.

To configure a user or system data source:

1.        Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
2.        Double-click the Administrative Tools icon, and in the resulting list, double-click the Data Sources (ODBC) icon.

         The ODBC Data Source Administrator utility 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

3.        Choose the User DSN or System DSN tab and click Add to create a data source


Double-click an existing data source to display the USoft Remote Rules Service API Configurator and click the Help button on the dialog for assistance.

4.        From the Create a New Data Source wizard, double-click USoft Remote Rules Services 8.0.

The USoft Remote Rules Service API Configurator dialog is displayed. You can now set up the data source configuration, by completing the entries in this dialog. Click the Help button on the dialog for assistance.