(How) can I connect Visual Studio 2012 (Visual Basic) to a PostgreSQL database via ODBC (psqlodbc35W)?
Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:26 PMHi,
Here I stand at the ragged edge of my development knowledge again . . .
On my 64-bit Window 7 desktop I have successfully installed PostgreSQL 9.2 and its ODBC driver, psqlodbc35W. I can readily access my PostgreSQL database from Excel 2010 as "Data from other sources" via Microsoft Query.
My intention is to use newly-installed Visual Studio 2012 to build visual Basic 2012 applications that will access my PostgreSQL database BUT I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CREATE A DATA CONNECTION OR GET VISUAL STUDIO 2012 TO RECOGNISE THE POSTGRESQL ODBC DRIVER.
As ever, any and all advice will be very gratefully accepted.
Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:44 PM
This is not the best forum for issues associated with third party, non-Microsoft, software packages. Perhaps this link can helps.
I would seriously doubt that many of the participants on this forum use that driver.
Mark the best replies as answers. "Fooling computers since 1971."
Friday, September 21, 2012 7:38 AM
Thanks for your response.
I take your point about "third party, non-Microsoft, software packages".
However, the link you provided is very useful and contributes to my understanding of use of ODBC from Visual Studio.