Help: ODBC with Netware

Help: ODBC with Netware

Post by James S Ka » Sat, 29 Aug 1998 04:00:00

I couldn't find the exact group this problem applies to but, I'd like to ask
for your advice anyway.

I'm trying to make this app work which uses asps/IIS on NT to hit a database
using ODBC. The problem is that the data source is not local - it's on a
remote netware drive, so ODBC couldn't seem to get to it.

I know what the standard solution is - Gateway Services for Netware needs to
be installed, but that would create other problems, and the network people
won't allow it.

A friend of mine suggested a kludge in which a MS access database that
contains only links to the real tables on the remote drive is placed
locally, and the System DSN is pointed to this link-only copy of the

Unfortunately this seems to only get one step farther - instead of saying
that the data source is non-existant, it says that a "trappable, external
error has occurred."

I'm guessing this means that the links could be used but ODBC has problems
getting to the actual tables on the netware drive.

Anyone have any ideas how I could solve this/get around this?

Thanks in advance,


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