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ODBC Error 08001 Database Error -84

3 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2005-09-07 02:41:14.0Z
Inter Posted on 2005-09-06 16:23:57.0Z
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I am receiving this error on a Windows 98 pc.

I am new to Sybase SQL Database. I got roped up into this problem

One Computer has:

ODBC Error 08001 Database Error -84.

[Sybase][ODBC Driver][Adaptive serber anywhere]Unable to connect to database

server: specified database is invalid

Another Computer Has:

Windows 98 Computer Also.

Data source name not found and no default driver specified

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Scott

Please copy my email address:

intercontinental@covad.net


Greg Fenton Posted on 2005-09-06 17:13:12.0Z
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Inter wrote:
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> ODBC Error 08001 Database Error -84.
>
> [Sybase][ODBC Driver][Adaptive serber anywhere]Unable to connect to database
> server: specified database is invalid
>

Please, always post the version and build number of SQLAnywhere that you
are using (e.g. use the command "dbeng9 -v" for SQLAnywhere 9.x)

This is likely that the ODBC DSN is misconfigured or that the database
server is not running.

Can you show us the seetings of your DSN?
If your version of SQLAnywhere has the "dbdsn" utility, try the command:

dbdsn -gu YOUR_USER_DSN_NAME
or
dbdsn -gu YOUR_SYSTEM_DSN_NAME

and post the output from that command.


> Another Computer Has:
> Data source name not found and no default driver specified
>

This looks like the application is attempting to connect to an ODBC DSN
that does not exist. Can you show us the connection string that the
client is using to connect? Also, check the ODBC Administrator on that
machine to see if the DSN actually does exist.

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Chris Keating (iAnywhere Solutions) Posted on 2005-09-07 02:41:14.0Z
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Please refrain from crossposting.

The first error could mean that the database is actually in use. If you are
attempting to share this database, you must run a network server (dbsrvXX
where XX is a major version) and connect using a client. You should also be
aware that sharing a database file that is located on a network share could
(and likely will) experience a corruption.

The second error generally indicates that the DSN is not defined.

"Inter" <intercontinental@covad.net> wrote in message
news:431dc299$1@forums-2-dub...
>I am receiving this error on a Windows 98 pc.
>
> I am new to Sybase SQL Database. I got roped up into this problem
>
> One Computer has:
>
> ODBC Error 08001 Database Error -84.
>
> [Sybase][ODBC Driver][Adaptive serber anywhere]Unable to connect to
> database
>
> server: specified database is invalid
>
> Another Computer Has:
>
> Windows 98 Computer Also.
>
> Data source name not found and no default driver specified
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Scott
>
> Please copy my email address:
>
> intercontinental@covad.net
>
>