SQL Server not found in Win2K

  Heefie 09:22 13 Feb 03

I'm using Windows 2000 & Microsoft Office 2000 plus I have Visual Enterprise 6.0 installed ... as far as I know ALL the latest available upgrades are installed ... however, I must point out that whilst I have been using PCs for donkey’s years and I’m an experienced IT professional, VB & Access are very low on my evolutionary scale s> !!!

I have never come across a problem like this whilst using Windows 95, 98 or ME & am wondering if it's because Win2K is based on NT & I therefore need to set up extra details and/or links.

I've been looking in a VB6 book that I've got & it seems to insinuate I need to add the SQL server ... the ODBC Data Source Administrator lists dBASE Files, dBase files - Word, DeluxeCD, ExcelFiles, FoxPro Files - Word, MS Access Database, Visual FoxPro Database and Visual FoxPro Tables but nothing about SQL at all ...

In User DSN I click ADD & choose SQL Server.The only option I get in the drop down menu for "Which SQL Server do you wish to connect to ?" is (local), so I choose that and click NEXT ...

It then asks "How should SQL Server verify the authenticity of the login ID ?" So I leave it on Windows NT as opposed to user & password. I click NEXT and get the following :

Connection Failed:
SQLState: '01000'
SQL Server Error: 2
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Named
Connection Failed:
SQLState: '08001'
SQL Server Error: 6
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Named Pipes]Specified SQL server not found

I am trying to do something fairly simple really; interrogate a TXT file and print some details from it in a structured format. After looking at Internet examples and through my VB6 manual it seemed like there was a lot of work to be done just Opening and Closing files ...some of the Internet examples said to use Access as it was easier ... it may be, if I can get it to work !!!

I haven’t written or attempted to write or use any SQL code, but I have used the Dropdown option in macro design within Access to “DeleteObject” & then “TransferText”, in the hope that I can delete a Table & then re-create it … maybe this incorporates some SQL, I don’t know. However, the table obviously doesn't exist to
delete in the first place, so I try to import the TXT file to it so the Macro can delete it & it's here that the SQL error occurs !!!

I’ve been told that :

“Office 2000 and Visual Enterprise will have installed odbc drivers as part of their installation routines. Visual Enterprise will also have installed Jet ISAM drivers as well. SQL server is a component of MS Back Office and from your description I woudln't think that you have it installed locally”

But I can’t find anything obvious on any of my CDs about specifically installing SQL …

Any help greatly appreciated !!!

Gary Heath

  recap 09:58 13 Feb 03

click here it may give you some ideas on how to sort your problem?

there are a lot more on this if you copy and paste either: "Connection Failed: SQLState: '01000' SQL Server Error: 2 or Connection Failed: SQLState: '08001' SQL Server Error: 6" into Google search.

hope that is of some help?

  Heefie 18:28 14 Feb 03

Thanks for that, it's helped a little bit and I seem to be a step further on but am still having trouble understanding about the Server name and how it interracts with an individual database !!!

  recap 13:32 15 Feb 03

You said "having trouble understanding about the Server name and how it interracts with an individual database" Heefie.

Could you explain more about what you do not understand?

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