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    DBProviderFactories.GetFactory

    Hi All,

    I am looking for a way to put into a dgv the getfactory data rows after running DBProviderFactories.GetFactory(system.data.odbc) or oledb or sql etc.

    What I am expecting it to return is the installed drivers for type specified for example:

    Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb), version, file
    Microsoft dBase Driver (*.dbf), " , "

    or Oledb

    Microsoft FoxPro VFP Oledb, version, vfpoledb.dll


    My plan is to offer a simple import setup program that once the setup is done with connection type, dbname, file name, or view name then I will store the connection string in the applications default data base.

    I already have a combo box filled with DbProviderFactories.GetFactoryClasses(). Now I want to filter the driver types by the getfactory invariant.
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    Re: DBProviderFactories.GetFactory

    That would be nice if that's what that method did, but it's not so you are out of luck. The GetFactory method can take one of two parameters: a String containing the name of a factory or a DataRow, returned by GetFactories, containing the name of a factory. It will then return the appropriate DbProviderFactory, i.e. a System.Data.Odbc.OdbcFactory object. It has nothing whatsoever to do with ODBC drivers.

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