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This information applies to MYOB AccountRight version 19. For later versions, see our help centre.


 

 

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MYOB ODBC Direct is an ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) driver designed to enable an ODBC connection to an MYOB company file.

The ODBC driver is a Windows-compatible component with functionality that enables access to your MYOB business information. The driver acts as an interface between the MYOB database and other applications, interpreting requests to, and providing information from, the database using the most popular database industry standard, ODBC.

The instructions below are intended for people with an understanding of Data Source Names (DSNs) and the function of the ODBC driver. Typically this will be an IT person or your system administrator.

To check if your ODBC driver is compatible with your 3rd party solution, check with the solution provider.

To remove all installed MYOB ODBC Data Source Names (DSNs)
  1. Open the Control Panel

    • In Windows 8 and later, click the Windows Start button and type "control panel" then click Control Panel.

    • In Windows 7 and earlier, click the Windows Start button and choose Control Panel.
  2. Click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click ODBC Data Sources.
  4. Click the User DSN tab.
  5. Identify any MYOB ODBC DSNs - these can be identified in the Driver column as being an MYOB ODBC drivers.
  6. If found, click the MYOB ODBC DSN then click Remove.
  7. Click the System DSN tab.
  8. Identify any MYOB ODBC DSNs - these can be identified in the Driver column as being an MYOB ODBC drivers.
  9. If found, click the MYOB ODBC DSN then click Remove.
  10. Click OK to the ODBC Data Source Administrator window.
To uninstall (remove) the ODBC driver
  1. Access the list of programs that are installed on your computer.

    If you're usingDo this
    Windows 10

    Right-click the Windows Start button and choose Apps and Features.

    Windows 8Right-click in the screen's bottom-left corner and choose Programs and Features.
    Windows 7Click the Windows Start button and choose Control Panel then choose Programs and Features.
  2. Click MYOB ODBC Direct then click Uninstall.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions to uninstall MYOB ODBC Direct.
To install the ODBC driver
  1. Right-click your AccountRight shortcut on the desktop and choose Open file location.
  2. Double-click to open the ODBCDirect folder (this name may vary depending on your AccountRight version).
  3. Double-click setup.exe.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the ODBC driver.