[ruby-dbi-users] dbi with odbc help requried

Pardee, Roy pardee.r at ghc.org
Thu May 19 14:32:58 EDT 2011

I think your connect string has to start out with the name of a driver.  So frx I connect up to a sybase db w/something like this:

SYBASE_CONSTRING        = "dbi:ADO:" +
                           "Provider=MSDASQL;" +
                           "Persist Security Info=False;" +
                           "Extended Properties=\"DRIVER={Sybase System 11};UID=my_username;DB=data_warehouse;SRVR=DW_SYBASE;PWD=my_password;\""

For ODBC I assume the provider would be "dbi:ODBC", but am not really sure.



From: ruby-dbi-users-bounces at rubyforge.org [mailto:ruby-dbi-users-bounces at rubyforge.org] On Behalf Of junk one
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 10:16 AM
To: ruby-dbi-users at rubyforge.org
Subject: [ruby-dbi-users] dbi with odbc help requried

can someone point out where i am makeig a mistake. my odbc connection
seems to connect to sql server successfully but i cannot do it from

i am running ruby 1.8.7 (2010-08-16 patchlevel 302) [i386-mingw32]

D:\Documents and Settings\>irb
irb(main):001:0> require 'dbi'
=> true
irb(main):002:0> conn=DBI.connect('LPM','sm_user','smuser_0496')
DBI::InterfaceError: Invalid Data Source Name
        from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/dbi-0.4.5/lib/dbi.rb:
333:in `pars
        from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/dbi-0.4.5/lib/dbi.rb:
159:in `_get
        from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/dbi-0.4.5/lib/dbi.rb:
145:in `conn
        from (irb):2

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