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Active Server Pages 3.0 from Scratch by Nicholas Chase

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Creating The Database and ODBC DSN

At this point, I'll assume that you have Microsoft Access installed. Let's create the database for your project. Open Access and create a blank database called outpost.mdb. Take note of where you save it, because you'll need that in a couple of minutes. When you're done, exit Access. (You can also copy outpost.mdb from the CD-ROM to your machine instead of creating it from scratch.)

Now you need to create the Data Source Name (DSN) for the database you're using. You can think of a DSN as a set of ODBC configuration information our application will use to access the database. To do this, go to Start, Settings, Control Panel and double-click the Administrative Tools folder, then the Data Sources (ODBC) icon. ...

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