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Mysql-connector-odbc-5.1.8-win32 2.msi

How to Install MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 on Windows

MySQL Connector/ODBC is a standardized database driver for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix platforms. It allows you to connect to a MySQL database server using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) API.

In this article, we will show you how to download and install MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 on Windows 32-bit operating system. This version of the driver is compatible with MySQL Server versions 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5.

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Step 1: Download the Installer File

The installer file for MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 on Windows 32-bit is named "mysql-connector-odbc-5.1.8-win32 2.msi". You can download it from the official MySQL website or from other sources . The file size is about 3.7 MB.

Step 2: Run the Installer File

After you have downloaded the installer file, double-click on it to launch the installation wizard. You will see a welcome screen like this:

Click Next to continue.

Step 3: Accept the License Agreement

The next screen will show you the license agreement for MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8. You need to read and accept the terms of the agreement before you can proceed with the installation.

Click Next to continue.

Step 4: Choose the Setup Type

The next screen will ask you to choose the setup type for MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8. You can choose between Typical, Complete, or Custom installation.

The Typical installation will install the most common features of the driver, such as the ODBC driver and the documentation.

The Complete installation will install all the features of the driver, including the ODBC driver, the documentation, and the samples.

The Custom installation will allow you to select which features of the driver you want to install.

We recommend choosing the Typical installation for most users.

Click Next to continue.

Step 5: Confirm the Installation

The next screen will show you a summary of the installation options that you have chosen. You can review them and make any changes if needed.

Click Install to start the installation process.

Step 6: Wait for the Installation to Finish

The installation process will take a few minutes to complete. You will see a progress bar like this:

When the installation is finished, you will see a completion screen like this:

Click Finish to exit the installation wizard.

Step 7: Test the Connection

To test if MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 is working properly, you can use the ODBC Data Source Administrator tool that comes with Windows. You can access it from the Start menu or from the Control Panel.

In the ODBC Data Source Administrator window, click on the User DSN tab and then click on Add.

In the Create New Data Source window, select MySQL ODBC 5.1 Driver from the list and then click Finish.

In the MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1 - Setup window, enter the details of your MySQL database server, such as the host name, the user name, the password, and the database name. You can also click on Test to test the connection.

If the connection is successful, you will see a message like this:

Click OK to save the data source and close the window.


You have successfully installed MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.1.8 on Windows 32-bit operating system. You can now use the ODBC driver to connect to your MySQL database server from various applications that support ODBC, such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, or Visual Studio.

We hope this article was helpful for you. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments section below.


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