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Microsoft KB Archive/173521

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XL97: Microsoft Query 97 Does Not Support User and System DSNs

Article ID: 173521

Article Last Modified on 10/16/2002



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Query 2000



This article was previously published under Q173521


SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Query 97, the Choose Data Source dialog box displays only File Data Source Names (DSNs).

STATUS

This behavior is by design of Microsoft Query 97 for Windows.

This behavior has changed in Microsoft Query 97 that is installed with Microsoft Office 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2).

For additional information about SR-2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

151261 OFF97: How to Obtain and Install MS Office 97 SR-2


System and User DSNs appear in the Choose Data Source dialog box with asterisks (*). For example, a System or User DSN named My Data Source, appears as follows in the Choose Data Source dialog box:

My Data Source*


If your System and User DSNs are not visible in the Choose Data Source dialog box, follow these steps to make them visible:

  1. Click Options in the Choose Data Source dialog box.
  2. Click to select the "Include Registry DSNs in list of available databases" check box, and then click OK.


REFERENCES

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

159557 XL97: Using System, User, and File Data Sources


Keywords: kbinfo kbqfe KB173521