Connecting to PostgreSQL
In order to configure a PostgreSQL connection it is necessary to first do the following.
You must install the 32-bit ANSI version of the PostgreSQL client.
When configuring data sources on 64-bit systems you must use the 32-bit version of the ODBC Data Source Administrator. This is applicable for ALL ODBC drivers we don't wrap directly.
In order to verify that the driver is properly installed (for all ODBC drivers and extension drivers - meaning everything except for Oracle, DB2, and MySQL) on 64-bit systems, you must use the 32-bit version of the ODBC Data Source Administrator.
For all servers, clients must also be granted access to the server. Problems with this will be identified in trying to create a DSN using ODBC, but
In all cases, the server must open the appropriate firewall port (they vary by database see the connection string dialog for defaults and they can be overridden, which is often recommended).
For PostgreSQL, this also requires editing of the file pg_hba.conf in the server installs data directory (located under PostgreSQL - for example c:\Program Files\PostgreSQL\9.0\data on 32-bit Windows XP).
To be sure that the 32-bit ANSI driver is installed, please look at the drivers tab of the 32-bit ODBC Administrator:
Next test the PostgreSQL driver by creating and testing a DSN using the ODBC Data Source Administrator:
Follow the same steps in the Alpha Anywhere Connection String dialog: