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Setup ODBC on macOS

In order for Easy Catalog’s ODBC extension to connect to a MySQL server, you need to have an ODBC DSN already configured.

  1. Download and install the driver from dev.mysql.com
  2. Download and install the ODBC Administrator from iodbc.org
  3. Open the ODBC app and click on “System DSN”
  4. Click “Add” and choose the appropriate driver
  5. Name your source and add Keyword/Value pairs like this
    • HOST: server IP or domain
    • USER: username
    • PASSWORD: password
    • DATABASE: dbname