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ODBC connection problem from Access to MySQL

Posted on 2009-05-11
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I have successfully set up numerous ODBC connection for a user on their desktop computers so they can access our MySQL database through Access.  The problem  I am running into is this...

When I try to create a DNS for the user's laptop... something isn't right.

Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> DataSources -> ODBC -> System DSN
Then,
 Add -> (select MySQL 3.51 or 5.1 Driver)

Then fill in:
  DataSourceName:
  Description:
  Server:
  User:
  Password:

Here is where the problem lies!  When things are working, if I click on the Database  ... I should get a list of the databases and tables available to this user. But, I do not!  It is as if the User and Password are wrong.  I've checked our MySQL settings for this user and they are as follows:

select host,user,password from mysql.users;  Returns,
 '%' , 'myuser', 'mypassword'

Our MySQL installation allows 150 concurrent_connections but we only hae 26 open at present.

What am I overlooking here?

Thanks.

G


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Is the user's personal firewall enabled?  
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by:gmanpert
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I will have to check... and they are out of the office for the rest of the afternoon.
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by:gmanpert
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Firewall was not the problem.  Problem ended up being user gave me the wrong password.
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Decent guess, but the problem ended up being back input from a user which led to the wrong question.
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