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Archive for the ‘ODBC’ Category

ODCB settings in the Windows registry on 32 and 64 bit windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/27

  • While 32-bit applications can run on 64-bit machines, they cannot use 64-bit ODBC drivers. A 64-bit application must use a 64-bit ODBC driver, and a 32-bit application must use a 32-bit ODBC driver.
  • ODBC.INI registry paths for the various permutations:
    • User DSNs for for 64-bit and 32-bit applications
    • System DSNs for 64-bit applications on 64-bit Windows and 32-bit applications on 32-bit Windows
    • System DSNs for 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows

Via: [WayBack] Windows registry on 32 and 64 bit windows, which also explains ODBCINST.INI to define drivers.


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Exporting / importing ODBC DSNs (both System and User)

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/28

ODBC stores the DSN information in an ODBC.INI tree in the registry.

These posts explain how to export/import individual DSN entries:


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