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the specified dsn contains an architecture mismatch between the driver and application

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Can anybody explain in plain English how I resolve the above, there is a lot of information on the net but I cannot get my ODBC working.

I have a MySQL database on a server, I downloaded the correct ODBC as per other PCs that are working on this configuration. I have a 64 bit PC with Windows 7 Professional and Office 2010 (32 bit) installed.

I installed the ODBC Connector, my database is displayed and the "Test connection" is coming back successful.

When I try and link the tables I get the message "the specified dsn contains an architecture mismatch between the driver and application"

Thanks in advance
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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1. From the control panel, using the ODBC Data Manager Shortcut, delete the DSN if it exists.

2. Using the 32 bit version of the ODBC admin applet:

 C:\Windows\SystemWOW64\ODBCad32.exe

 Delete the DSN if it exists.

3. Using the same program as #2, re-create the DSN.

 Make sure it's a system DSN and that you are selecting a 32 bit driver for the datasource.

Jim.
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