Hi - Worth checking that DxDesigner DxDatabook Data Source (Setup > Settings > DxDatabook Data Source) has been setup.
ODBC is included with Windows OS. You invoke ODBC. I have W7 64, so my ODBC is located in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe. I used it often enough in initial
setup of data bases that I created a short cut and put it in my PADS folder in Start menus.
Excel and Access will work for data bases. Using Excel you must exit DxD to modify the file. Access works with out exiting DxD. In ODBC Data Sourcs Administrator window, Use DSN tab click Add. Choose either " Microsoft Excel Driver(*.xls)" or "Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)" Click finish. Nest pop up is ODBC Microsoft (xxxxx) Setup. file in a Data Source Name that will be seen in DxD library setup. Version may need to be set. Click Select Workbook. Point to a database file. In ODBC Microsoft (xxxxx) Setup click OK. See Link has been added to ODBC Data Sourcs Administrator. Click OK.
DxD designer open a project. Databook window right click, configure, edit configuration. Click Add Library. Add Library Name. Highlight new library, click Add table, click New. Click Add in Data Source Manager. Radio button ODBC, switches to connections:. Find the database, click apply. See file added to Data source names. Click OK.
In the configuration window set up visibility for attributs in the schematic.
The Add tableprocess can be a bit onery at times, I have had to give the datadase file name a trailing number when Configure window would not accept the table name. Hope that made sence.