[Mono-osx] ODBC - MySql - Data source name not found

David Rivera mithril at me.com
Sat Dec 19 02:50:51 EST 2009

I am having this issue as well, anyone out there have any info on getting
ODBC connection to work on OSX?

-Dave Rivera

FairgroundTown wrote:
> (I realize this is kind-of an edge case.)
> I am on OSX 10.4, running Mono
> I have both user and system ODBC DSNs set up - to MySql - and the
> connector works in the ODBC Administrator dialog.
> But from a Mono app, I get 'Data source name not found...' with either the
> user or the system connection.
> I am using the OdbcConnectionStringBuilder and it is producing a
> connection string of DSN=mydsn.
> If I try to use a DSN-less connection, I get exactly the same error, which
> is odd, as it suggests that something is failing to parse the connection
> string at all???
> (I have no particular need to use MySql if another database will work -
> any recommendations? I do, however, HAVE to use ODBC!)
> Some hints on another forum that this may have something to do with
> unicode naming, but I can't see how to address this on OSX? (The other
> post was on Linux.)
> Thanks

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