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DSN ODBC from Windows XP to MySQL

Posted on 2009-12-16
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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have a MySQL database on a VPS that I would like to access through an ODBC connection from more than on location using Windows XP clients.

I followed these guides:

The problem is I keep getting the following error (see attachment):
Connection Error (..) Access denied

First how do fix this error, and how can I access the MySQL db from multiple locations?
Question by:eMijael
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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that is a plain grant problem.
you need, on the mysql server, to grant the permission to that login for that host, or, to grant to 'username'@'%' to allow the username to connect from any host.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31667005
Yes that was it.

Thank you. I'm new to MySQL so your help is greatly appreciated.

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