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Article ID: 3659, created on Feb 8, 2008, last review on May 4, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Helm 3



When creating a MySQL database you get the following error:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified

Depending on which version of MySQL you are using, you will need different drivers.
For MySQL 4.0 - you need MyODBC 2.5 drivers, downloadable here:
For MySQL 4.1 - you need MyODBC 3.51 drivers, downloadable here:
Please note: for MySQL 4.0 - you will also need the 3.51 MyODBC drivers on your server if you want to create a DSN. This is because 2.5 is used by Helm to create users and databases, but 3.51 is used for the DSN connections.

Also ensure that the root user has 'root@%' privileges rather than 'root@localhost'

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