mysql2In order to get some of our 32 bit applications working on Windows 7 64 bit edition, we need to provide support for the MySQL 3.51 ODBC connector.

This is actually quite simple to do, as long as you know what to look for. The ODBC manager that you are able to access from within Windows is not going to work for you, but it turns out that Microsoft provide a 32 bit manager that will.

To use this manager, run the following command:


Please note that it is not good enough to just type odbcad32.exe, as there is another file in the path with the same file name (great work MS!). However, once you have opened this application up, it works in the exact same way as if you were running XP.

56 Thoughts on “Installing MyODBC 3.51 on Windows 7 x64

  1. thanks a lot, very helpful

  2. I have had a few issues like this before, and sometimes trying different versions of the MyODBC driver can help. Not sure about ooBase, but it might be worth trying some of the older MyODBC versions available.

  3. thnak u very very very much about this topic .. it’s very helpful

  4. srinivas on March 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm said:

    i love u

  5. i already try but, show this error “Request Returned with SQL_ERROR”

  6. Thanks a lot! You are a life saver. Microsoft fault or Oracle fault is my question?

    Gayan from

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