Due to the native Unicode support within Connector/ODBC, you do not need to specify the initial character set to be used with your connection.
To add or configure a Connector/ODBC 5.x DSN on Windows, use
either the command-line, or the
ODBC Data Source
ODBC Data Source
To create a System DSN (which will be available to all users), select the System DSN tab. To create a User DSN, which will be unique only to the current user, click the Add... button.
Select the ODBC driver for this DSN.
MySQL ODBC 5. for the appropriate level of
Connector/ODBC, then click Finish.
You now need to configure the specific fields for the DSN
you are creating through the
In the Data Source Name box, enter the name of the data source to access. It can be any valid name that you choose.
In the Description box, enter some text to help identify the connection.
In the Server field, enter the name
of the MySQL server host to access. By default, it is
In the User field, enter the user name to use for this connection.
In the Password field, enter the corresponding password for this connection.
The Database pop-up should automatically populate with the list of databases that the user has permissions to access.
To communicate over a different TCP/IP port than the default (3306), change the value of the Port.
Click OK to save the DSN.
To verify the connection using the parameters you have
entered, click the Test button. If the
connection could be made successfully, you will be notified
Success; connection was made!
You can configure a number of options for a specific DSN by using the Details button.
The Details button opens a tabbed display where you set additional options:
Flags 1, Flags 2, and Flags 3 enable you to select the additional flags for the DSN connection. For more information on these flags, see Section 4.2, “Connector/ODBC Connection Parameters”.
Debug lets you turn on ODBC debugging
to record the queries you execute through the DSN to the
myodbc.sql file. For more
Section 4.8, “Getting an ODBC Trace File”.
SSL Settings configures the additional options required for using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) when communicating with MySQL server. Note that you must also enable SSL and configure the MySQL server with suitable certificates to communicate over SSL.
The Advanced tab lets you configure Connector/ODBC connection parameters. Refer to Section 4.2, “Connector/ODBC Connection Parameters”, for information about the meaning of these options.