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' Connection string sample for MySQL Connector/ODBC 8.0:
ConnectionString = "DRIVER={MySQL ODBC 8.0 Driver};Port=3306;SERVER=;DATABASE=test;USER=root;PASSWORD=mypass;OPTION=3;"
  • MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3 Download  
  • (note: Virtual Form control is a 32-bit application, so you need to install the 32-bit version of the MySQL driver. If you have 64-bit Office version you need to install both 32-bit & 64-bit versions of the MySQL driver so that Virtual Form control (32-bit) & VBA (64-bit) can connect to MySQL)
' Connection string sample for MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3 (should work also with MySQL Server 8.0):
ConnectionString = "DRIVER={MySQL ODBC 5.3 Unicode Driver};Port=3306;SERVER=;DATABASE=test;USER=root;PASSWORD=mypass;OPTION=3;"


Some Featured Excel Links: – Vertex 42 is mostly focused upon different Excel-templates, Excel calendars, Gantt Charts, personal budgets and debt reduction calculators. Jon Wittwer is the men behind this gigantic source of Excel templates. On Vertex 42 you can also find a lot of good tutorials, guides and articles about Excel.



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