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How to connect MSACCESS 2019 using pyodbc?

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I must connect to an old Microsoft Access DB (.mdb) using python pyodbc.

Here's what i've installed on my computer:
  • Microsoft Access 2019, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Code
  • Python 3.7.4, 64-bit
  • I've done the pip install pyodbc

I've tried several connection strings, but none of them work.  I always get an error message
('IM002', '[IM002] [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified (0) (SQLDriverConnect)')

Here's some code i've tried:
_ConnStr = 'Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=D:\\TEMP\\MYFILE.MDB;Persist Security Info=False;'
_conn = pyodbc.connect(_ConnStr)

I've seen previous post about people using 32 bits of python vs access 64 bits, but it's not my case.  I'm using 64 bits for python and for access.

Thanks you
Arana (G.P.)

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