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Error 1918. Error installing ODBC Driver MySQL ODBC 5.3 ANSI Driver ... (Installing the Land F/X Workstation Component)


You received an error message similar to the following when installing our software:

Error 1918: Error installing ODBC driver MySQL ODBC 5.3 Driver, ODBC error 13: The setup routines for the MySQL ODBC 5.3 Driver could not be loaded due to system error code 126: The specified module could not be found ...\myodbc5S.dll)..








A problem with the MySQL 5.5.9 Unicode Driver has prevented the proper configuration of the ODBC database for Land F/X.



You can address this error by installing a backdated MySQL driver and then configuring ODBC with that backdated version. We've found version 5.1.12 to work well for these purposes.


1. Go to the MySQL website.


2. Use the pull-down menus to select the following items:

  • Product version: 5.1.12
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows
  • OS Version: Windows (x86, 64-bit)



Then download the MSI Installer.



3. Run the downloaded installer file to install the ODBC drivers manually.


This step will allow you to bypass the error and get your MySQL connection functioning.

Last modified on Nov 21, 2018


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