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Error Loading component - Creating ODBC Client Datasource

Error Loading component - Creating ODBC Client Datasource

Error Loading component - Creating ODBC Client Datasource

As part of the BusinessVision accounting packaging I get a Btrieve database engine and odbc components.

** I have a few problems listed below, underneath my problems I have listed the version #'s I think are relevant.

Prob #1
Msgbox Title: Pervasive ODBC Client DSN Setup

error: Failed to connect to server. Error Loading component
Trying to create a Pervasive Odbc Engine Interface yields this error:

Cannot connect to Pervasive.sql server or Pervasive Workstation Engine. Make sure that the Pervasive.Sql Server is started or Pervasive Sql Workstation is enabled.

Prob 3: May be the root cause of problems 1 & 2 but I am not sure..

Running the Pervasive System Analyzer yields this result

Failed to Load Dynamic Link Library w3dbav80.dll or one of the files it requires.

Can someone point me to a detailed FAQ or KB article that details :
- All ENV settings I need.
- All ODBC .dll's, dependencies etc

Pervasive ODBC
BusinessVision 7.3

Thanks in advance for any and all help

RE: Error Loading component - Creating ODBC Client Datasource

The only environment setting is the path. You need to make sure PVSW\BIN (or where PSQL is installed) is in the system path.  THat'll cause problem #1.  Problem #2 is caused if you don't have a WGE/Server engine on the local machine (or it's not running).  Where's the data?  

Did you install PSQL as part of BusinessVision or was it separate?  If it was separate, how did you run it?  Also, what OS are you on?  

Certified Pervasive Developer
Certified Pervasive Technician

RE: Error Loading component - Creating ODBC Client Datasource


I reinstalled the program but before and after I ran the Pervasive analyzer and deleted all of the current and previous versions.

Thanks for your response.

I can confirm that BV version 7 (7.3) does install what is required to setup Pervasive ODBC Data sources,

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