Sage 50 Job Costing – Unable to Connect to Data Source

Sage 50 Job Costing

Sage 50 Job Costing is a software that helps you in handling your budget. It works efficiently with Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll. When you are trying to run your reports for the Sage 50 Job Costing, then you may see the message mentioned below getting displayed on your computer screen:

“Unable to connect to Data Source. Check configuration.”

You generally see this message as the ODBC data source entry is not installed properly on the system which is considered essential for the Sage Job Costing. It happens as you have installed Sage 50 Job Costing on your computer system as a normal or guest user with no administration rights, or there is another reason too for this issue, i.e. you have installed the Sage 50 Job Costing on your PC which has a 64-bit operating system.

Resolutions:

To resolve this issue, you should add a 32-bit ODBC data source entry for your Sage 50 Job Costing. To install them on your system, you should follow the steps mentioned below:

Method I: Operating System with a 32-bit processor

  • Log in to computer system with the complete administrator rights for the user.
  • Go to the Start button on the task bar.
  • Search the programs from the start menu and files box option.
  • Now type odbcad32 in the search field. Then press Enter.
  1. For Windows Vista users – Start button > Start Search box > type odbcad32 in the search field> press Enter.
  2. For Windows XP users– Start button > click on Run Command Window > type odbcad32 in the search field > press Enter.
  • Click on the system DSN tab and then press Add.
  • Select the Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb) > click Finish.
  • Go to the Data Source Name box and type JobCostingv5 bin.
  • Click on the description box and type Sage Job Costing ODBC Connection.
  • Click on OK and again press OK.

Method II: Operating System with a 64-bit processor

  • Log in to computer system with the complete administrator rights for the user.
  • Open My Computer or This PC and browse to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and then double-click on odbcad32.exe file.
  • Click on the system DSN tab and then press Add.
  • Choose the Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb) and press the Finish option.
  • Go to the Data Source Name box and type JobCostingv5 bin.
  • Go to the Data Source Name box and type JobCostingv5 bin.
  • Click on the description box and type Sage Job Costing ODBC Connection.
  • Click on OK and again press OK.

The above mentioned steps will help you in resolving your Sage Job Costing issues. If you still have some issues and your problem still persist then you should seek help from a technical support expert. You should reach out to “SageSupportNumber”. They are a third-party Sage consultancy who provides round the clock Sage customer support across the globe. To reach out to them, you just have to give a call on Sage toll free number 1 (844) 857 4846.

 

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