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ODBC Connectivity tips In my recent CodeRage X talk I presented many examples of ODBC connectivity. However, there was a some more I wanted to say, but did not have time to do so. So, below is that content. ODBC administrator has a 64 bit and 32 bit version on 64 bit versions of Windows. If you are using ODBC administrator from Control Panel, you are using the 64 bit version. To run the 32 bit version, you need to run c:\windows\syswow64\odbcad32.exe. The settings you make in the 64 bit or 32 bit version of ODBC ad...
Troubleshooting Entity Framework Connection Strings In an application which uses the Entity Framework, you may see the following error at runtime: MetadataException: Unable to load the specified metadata resource The cause of this error is a missing or malformed Entity Framework connection string. In particular, the cause of this error is the metadata parameter of the connection string. Let's examine this more closely. Which Config File? Before you begin troubleshooting, make sure you are looking at the correct file. Connection strings are...
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