Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

CLI-tool to test ODBC data source

CLI-tool to test ODBC data source

CLI-tool to test ODBC data source

Does anyone know of a tool (preferably Command line since it has to be scheduled in w2k3) to test a ODBC connection?

I am looking for a tool to only make a connection (test the connectivity) login through ODBC:username:password:(file)DSN
and then logout. I saw that microsoft has a DTCtester utility, but this tool is not flexible enough (performs a little too much tests).

Reason behind this question is that on a powerfuse/citrix farm every night the connection to the oracle database gets lost. Solution is to manually test(meaning connect to) the datasource. But i would prefer a command script / batch file to do this.

To connect in a script though sql*plus is apparently not enough for the powerfuse application.

Any ideas are greatly appreciated.   

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close