[unixODBC-support] How to connect from ACT! to remote MySQL?

Nick Gorham nick at lurcher.org
Sat Apr 16 10:08:14 BST 2011

On 15/04/2011 22:28, Jim Rice wrote:
> Greetings, new to the list.
> This may sound like a dumb question (and probably is)...
> I am trying to connect from a Windows 2008 Server running ACT! to a 
> remote CentOS server MySQL db.
> I have installed mysql-connector-odbc and unixODBC,
> and tested with isql successfully.  So, I think I am close...
> However, when I run from ACT!, I am receiving an exception:
> ERROR [IM002][Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not 
> found and no default driver specified
> Which to me looks like it is trying to use a local driver on the 
> Windows server side, rather than connecting remotely.
> Here's the dumb question: Do I need to install a driver on the Windows 
> server first before it can connect remotely?
> I can provide any of the details, but am I missing something 
> fundamental here?
> Thanks!
> Jim

Yes, you need the windows MySQL driver, and the app connects to that and 
then to the MySQL server. The driver on the *nix side is not needed.


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