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Why do I receive the error "No ODBC driver is installed" when I try to retrieve data in Microsoft Excel for MAC?

Last Reviewed:
26th September 2005

On Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), you will be unable to retrieve data from ODBC data sources to Excel X unless you install the iODBC SDK. This is because Microsoft Query (an application that Excel uses to retrieve external data) is a CFM application, and the ODBC libraries that Apple install are Mach-O libraries (a different format).

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