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 open the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator. Once open, the setup procedure is the same as Setting up an ODBC System DSN.

Accessing the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator

The method used to open the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator depends on the version of Windows:

VersionAccess Method
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012
Open the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator directly from the Control Panel.
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Open the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator using a command prompt. Follow the procedure outlined below.

Open the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator from a Command Prompt

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 rest 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 the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.