Setting up a 32 Bit ODBC System DSN on 64 Bit Windows

Introduction

You may need to setup a 32 bit ODBC System DSN on 64 bit windows if all of the following are true:

To setup a 32 bit ODBC System DSN you need to access the 32 bit ODBC Data Source Administrator. Once you have access to the 32 bit ODBC Data Source Administrator, the setup procedure is the same as Setting up an ODBC System DSN.

Accessing the 32 bit ODBC Data Source Administrator

On Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 you can access the 32 bit ODBC Data Source Administrator directly from the Control Panel.

On Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista accessing the 32 bit ODBC Data Source Administrator is a little more involved:

1. From the Start menu, select Run... The Run dialog prompt opens:

Run Dialog

2. In the Open: field enter "C:\Windows\SysWow64\Odbcad32.exe":

Run Dialog

3. Click OK. The 32 bit ODBC Data Source Administrator will appear:

ODBC Data Source Administrator

4. The remainder of this setup follows the same steps as Step 4 of Setting up an ODBC System Data Source Name (DSN).

Further Information

Setting up an ODBC System DSN

For instructions on setting up an ODBC System DSN.

Setting up an ODBC Data Source Name (DSN)

For an overview of the different types of ODBC Data Source Name.

Glossary

For definitions of the terms used in Fernhill SCADA.