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2. Data Source Type

3. Data Source Name

4. Environment Info

5. Server Info

6. Verify & Save

7. Finished



Create a Data Source

Edit a Data Source

Test a Connection

Check the Server

Data Source Type

Data Source Name

Environment Info

Server / Host

ODBC Options

Sample Data Source


Create a New Data Source

DSEDIT uses a simple wizard to create new data sources. The wizard will present a series of screens requesting specific information necessary to establish a connection to the Omnidex Environment Catalog on the host machine. Before beginning, be sure to have the following required information ready:

  • Environment File Specification
  • Host Name or IP Address
  • OdxNet Listener Port Number


Screen ShotRun DSEDIT

The very first step in creating a data source is to run DSEDIT. Click the Data Source Editor icon located in the Omnidex Client Program group to start the program.

Once DSEDIT is running, you will be presented with the start screen. Click New to start the wizard.


Screen ShotData Source Type

Data Source Editor can create four different types of data source objects, two of which can be used on Non-Windows platforms. The descriptions below should help you to determine which is appropriate for your application.

Choose a data source type and click Next.

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Screen ShotData Source Name

Each data source must be named uniquely and this name should be fairly descriptive.

Enter the data source and a brief description (optional), then click Next.

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Screen ShotEnvironment Information

Each data source will connect to an Omnidex Environment Catalog on the server.

Enter the environment file specification, access mode, and connect options if any, then click Next.

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Screen ShotHost / Server Information

This section defines server or host information including the name or IP address of the server as well as the Omnidex Network Server (OdxNet) port number that all connections through this data source will pass through.

Enter the host name or IP address, OdxNet listener port number, and a brief description (optional). You can now click the Check Server button to see if the specified OdxNet listener is running on the host. When finished, click Next.

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Screen ShotVerify and Save

Verify that all of the settings are correct then:

Make Corrections - Click Back to change a setting
Change ODBC options - Click Options to override the default ODBC options
Finish - Click Finish to save the data source with the current settings. Generic and CLOA only data sources will prompt for a file name and location.


Screen ShotFinished!

Congratulations! You've just created a new data source. You can now:

  • Connect - Test the connection
  • Edit - Edit the settings for this data source
  • Close - Return to the main menu
  • Exit - Exit DSEDIT