Error: Unable to load translation.dll

Creating an ODBC Data Source for Pentamation Open Series or Student Plus

After following the instructions on how to set up the ODBC Data source for Informix you may receive the following error:
Unable to load translation.dll

This is typically caused because there is no INFORMIXDIR environment variable set on the client machine.

Steps to fix:
##Vista \ Server 2008 1. Start Menu->Settings->Control Panel->System
2. Advanced System Settings (on left side)
3. This will bring up system properties. Click Environment Variables
4. Under System Variables, click New
5. For Variable name type: INFORMIXDIR
6. For Variable value type the location of your informix installation ( possibly c:\informix\
7. Click OK on new system variable popup.
8. Click OK on Environment Variables popup.
9. Click OK on System Properties popup.

##Windows XP \ NT \ 2000 1. Start Menu->Settings->Control Panel->System
2. This will bring up system properties. Click Environment Variables
3. Under System Variables, click New
4. For Variable name type: INFORMIXDIR
5. For Variable value type the location of your informix installation ( possibly c:\informix\
6. Click OK on new system variable popup.
7. Click OK on Environment Variables popup.
8. Click OK on System Properties popup.