Steps To Create ODBC Data Source

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Well there are many types of ODBC Data Source we can create. It is very simple to create datasource. I know most of the people are aware of this steps but this is for those who are new to this and now starting learning and exploring new things!!

I am going to tell you here for txt/csv ODBC Data Source. Steps will remain same for all other steps..

So here we go..

ODBC Data Source For *.txt, *.csv files.

Go to:
Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Data Sources (ODBC)

Below Dialog will come up.

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Click on “Add” button and select “Microsoft Text Driver (*.txt, *.csv)” and Click on Finish button.

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Now Specify the Name as mentioned in the below dialog.

Also “Uncheck” – “Use Current Directory” check box and select the Directory where your all CSV files are stored (Windows Machine Local Folder).

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Data Source will be added to “User DSN” Tab as shown in the below image.

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