Note: This is an old article, citing an issue with legacy systems or providers. Some troubleshooting tips may still be applicable to newer versions. However, this article has not been tested with newer releases after 2016.
- You are unable to configure a DSN.
- You are unable to see a previously created DSN in the ODBC Administrator.
- You are unable to see a previously created DSN in TX.
On a 64 bit version of Windows, ODBC connections are separated in bit specific lists. 32 bit applications can only see a DSN created on the 32 bit side of Windows. And likewise 64 bit applications can only see a DSN created on the 64 bit side.
When you access the ODBC Administrator which is by default located in Administrative Tools -> Data Sources (ODBC) you are using the 64 bit version (file located in %SystemRoot%\system32\odbcad32.exe)
- Install a 32 bit version of TX. The bit-version of TX can be identified in the last part of the full version number, as i.e. 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206 for 32- and 64-bit versions respectively.
- Configure the system DSN(s) using the 32 bit ODBC Administrator from Microsoft, located in the following path: C:\ %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe