Configuring Your DSN

The default DSN for data-driven test cases, Silk DDA Excel, is created during the installation of Silk Test Classic. To use the default DSN you do not need to configure your DSN.

The Select Data Source dialog box allows you to choose the data source:
  • For new data-driven test cases, choose Silk DDA Excel.
  • For backward compatibility, choose Segue DDA Excel. This allows existing .g.t files that reference Segue DDA Excel to continue to run.

The following instructions show how to configure a machine to use a different DSN than the Silk DDA Excel default.

  1. Click Start > Control Panel > System and Security > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC).
  2. On the ODBC Data Source Administrator, click either the System DSN tab or the User DSN tab, depending on whether you want to configure this DSN for one user or for every user on this machine.
  3. Click Add.
  4. On the Create New Data Source dialog box, select the driver for the data source and click Finish. To restore the default DSN for Silk Test Classic, select the driver for Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls).
  5. On the setup dialog box of the data source, enter a name for the data source. To restore the default for Silk Test Classic, enter Silk DDA Excel. For additional information about the dialog box, refer to the database documentation or contact your database administrator.
  6. Click OK.