Article ID: 884038
When you try to configure a Text Data Source Name (DSN) by using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator tool on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Microsoft Windows 2003, you may receive the following error message:
Note FilePath is a placeholder for the path of the folder that contains the Schema.ini file on your computer.
Ini File (or Registry) FilePath\schema.ini is corrupt.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 23-Jul-2004 05:45 5.2.9354.0 26,112 _sfx_.dll 24-Aug-2004 09:32 4.0.6305.0 278,559 Odbcjt32.dll
To work around this problem, specify the column type, as shown in the following Schema.ini file:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Steps to reproduce the problem
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684For more information about the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator tool, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
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