Excel Modify ODBC Settings

Can someone suggest how can I configure Excel to use the existing ODBC data connection in control panel? Right now it is trying to use something that is configured in Excel and I need to modify the settings every time it connects.
exhuserAsked:
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You'll have to check Data » Existing Connections » Connections in this Workbook (or named similar) for the connection data used.
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Their you go check this site Here

It gives you all the connection strings that you might require or use to connect various databases with excel..

Saurabh...
exhuserAuthor Commented:
In Data --> Existing Connections how can I import the ODBC connection from the Control Panel?
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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Go to-->data-->from other sources-->From Data connection wizard-->ODBC DSN

and in their it will list all your ODBC connection and click next and follow the steps further and you will be good..

Saurabh....
exhuserAuthor Commented:
This option is greyed out.
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
Which means your worksheet is protected..Unprotect your worksheet and you will see that option back..
exhuserAuthor Commented:
Even with this wizard, I don't see the system DSN that I've configured in Control Panel.
Any idea?
Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
You can either use advance option and try defining a connection directly here or in connection string using it their..enclosed is the screenshot of what i mean..and if you made your connection properly it will show..

Others/Advanced
Entire ODBC Connectors..
Choose your connections by drop down option..
Saurabh...
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You can only see ODBC DSN of the same bitness. That is, if your OS is x64, you set up ODBC DSN in the usual ODBC Administrator, which is x64 (!). You try to use it with Excel, which is x86 - no dice! You'll need to set up ODBC DSNs with %SystemRoot%\SysWoW64\odcad32.exe, which is the 32bit ODBC Administrator.

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