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Unable to create new SQL connection in TfDA


#1

Please forgive me if this is answered somewhere, I have done a fair amount of searching and come up blank on my issue.

I recently downloaded TfDA and installed it on my system. The problem is I only have 3 group options for connections (Excel, Access and ODBC). I am unable to find information that helps determine what I need in order to get SQL and MySQL groups to show in the connection manager. I thought it may be just my system, so I installed it on 2 other machines, with different OSes and have the same problem.

Now I have the same application installed on Windows 7 (x64) Windows Vista (x86) and Windows XP (x86). Vista even has toad for SQL and MySQL already on it.

Does anyone know what I am missing?

Thanks.

Message was edited by: mconway


#2

A connection type will not show up until you create a new connection. Choose the new conneciton action (File | New | Connection or left most icon) and the drop down will display all of the conneciton types. Select the type you want and define it. After a successful conneciton that node type will be displayed. If you delete that conneciton definition and there are no others the node will go away.

Debbie
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#3

Did you download the freeware version? The freeware version only allows you to make connections via ODBC.


#4

Thanks Michael, I must have missed that little tidbit of information…