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Configuring an ODBC using a dBase Driver

To configure an ODBC data source using a dBase driver:

  1. Click Data Sources (ODBC) in Control Panel | Administrative Tools.
  2. Select the System DSN tab and then click Add.
  3. Select Microsoft dBase Driver (*.dbf) from the driver list and then click Finish.
  4. On the ODBC dBase Setup form, enter your data source name; click Select Directory to locate your dbf files. In this example, dBase 5.0 is selected and Demo is used as the Data Source Name.

Note: that the selected directory is used as a database catalog where each dbf file is interpreted as a table.