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Dim inNewConnetion As OdbcConnection = New OdbcConnection(String.Format("Driver={{Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb, *.accdb)}}; Dbq={0}; Uid=admin; Pwd=;", inAccessDBName))

inNewConnection.Open()

When I try to open the connection I get the following error.  How do I fix this?

Unable to load odbcji32.dll

OS: Windows 8.1
Apps installed: MS Access 2013
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Question by:Ray Turner
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by:AndyAinscow
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At a guess (the 32 in the error message) you have compiled your app as any cpu (or explicitly 64 bit cpu) which means it can't call a 32 bit dll.
The solution is to change the properties of your app so it compiles only as 32 bit.
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properties, build tab, platform target
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by:Ray Turner
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After making the suggested change I get the following error:

ERROR [IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified

What's needed to fix this?
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That is a totally different question (sounds like the ODBC connection you want to use is not configured) , you ought to close this and ask a new question for that.
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