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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    Red face Unanswered: Connect MS-ACCESS to MySql

    Hello everyone,

    I wonder if someone can help, i'm new to MySQL and to RDBMS, i've Created a small database with a GUI tool (DbSchema) and i want to be able to connect with MS-ACCESS to the database and i don't know how, i was reading on some forums that i'll need to install some drivers, but i didn't quite understand why, because i already have the MySQL on my machine and i just one to connect locally.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    San Sebastian, Spain
    MS Access does permit connections to other databases using ODBC. You will need to download the connector for this and then configure the connection in Windows Data Sources. I did this once a long time ago with Oracle but cannot remember the actual steps. In any case to download the ODBC connector have a look here
    Ronan Cashell
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Thanks for the replay, i did that but the problem is that the driver is not displayed in MS-ACCESS 2003.
    Any other ideas?


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