Home Ask Login Register

Developers Planet

Your answer is one click away!

tamil selvi February 2016

No default driver specified

I am trying to connect to Oracle 9i database using below VB code:

strConnection = "Driver={Microsoft ODBC for Oracle};Server=SERVERNAME;Uid=USERID;Pwd=PASSWORD"        
Connect = New ADODB.Connection 

The last line throws me below error:

[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data Source Name not found and no default driver specified

The VB code is working fine and able to connect to dev database in dev server. The same script is not working in UAT server. The TNS entries are fine. Both the servers are of Windows server 2008 - 32 bit.

When I checked the drivers tab in ODBC Data Source Administrator, dev server has below entry:

Microsoft ODBC For Oracle - 6.00.6001.18000 - Microsoft Corporation - MSORCL32.dll - Date

Whereas UAT server has below entry: Microsoft ODBC For Oracle -

The driver Microsoft ODBC for oracle is listed in the drivers tab of UAT server but does not have the version & dll file details. Is this driver not installed properly? If yes, how to re install it? Please help to resolve this issue.


tamil selvi February 2016

Thank you for your responses.

My Tech lead corrected the issue by installing the ODBC driver and by making some changes to the registry.

@Wernfried Domscheit - We are trying to use the existing VB script due to time constraint. Even though it is old, we are not intended to make any changes to it.

Regards, Tamil

Post Status

Asked in February 2016
Viewed 2,838 times
Voted 12
Answered 1 times


Leave an answer

Quote of the day: live life