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|Subject:||I don't see my datasources in WinSQL|
|Creation date:||6/7/12 6:01 AM|
|Last modified on:||6/7/12 7:00 AM|
Datasource visible through Control Panel, but not in WinSQL
You are using WinSQL on a 64-bit machine? If yes, make sure you invoke the ODBC manager from WinSQL. Click "ODBCMgr
" button in the connection Window or "Open ODBC Manager
" under File
There are two ODBC managers on a 64-bit machine. One for 32-bit and other for 64-bit. When you use Control Panel to open the manager, you will most likely see the 64-bit version. Therefore, it is important you invoke the manager from WinSQL.
Since WinSQL is a 32-bit program, you can only use a 32-bit driver in WinSQL.
The executable name for ODBC Manager is Odbcad32.exe.
- The 32-bit version of the Odbcad32.exe file is located in the %systemdrive%\Windows\SysWoW64 folder.
- The 64-bit version of the Odbcad32.exe file is located in the %systemdrive%\Windows\System32 folder.
I see both 32 and 64 bit data sources in WinSQL, why?
When registry redirection is not enabled, the OS will display both 64-bit and 32-bit datasources regardless of the program. However, WinSQL will only be able to connect to 32-bit drivers. Check here
for more information about registry redirection.
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