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    Are there separate Voyager Oracle ODBC drivers for Access 32-bit and Access 64-bit?

    • Product: Voyager
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Multi-Tenant Direct, Dedicated-Direct, Local, TotalCare

     

    Question

    Do I need to download separate Oracle ODBC drivers for both Microsoft Access 32-bit and Microsoft Access 64-bit?

    Answer

    Yes.

    Microsoft Access 64-bit requires 64-bit ODBC drivers, and Microsoft Access 32-bit requires 32-bit ODBC drivers.

    Due to the interactions between character encodings in the Oracle Database and the ODBC drivers, we strongly encourage the use of 32-bit Access with the 32-bit Oracle 10g client and the Microsoft ODBC Driver for Oracle.

    It is possible to use the newer Oracle 19c ODBC drivers, which are available for either 32- or 64- bit versions of Microsoft Access, but these do not work correctly with non-Latin characters or with diacritical markings

    See this defect report: Unicode characters not displaying correctly for Oracle ODBC 19c drivers in Voyager Prepackaged Access Reports

    If you must use the 64-bit version of Microsoft Access, you can follow these instructions to install the 64-bit Oracle 19c ODBC drivers.

    Additional Information

    Access 64-bit ODBC client installation instructions: PREPACKAGED REPORTS: Installing 64-bit ODBC Drivers

    Access 32-bit ODBC client installation instructions: Installation and Configuration of ODBC for Voyager

    Contact Voyager Support to download the 10g and/or 19c installation files. Do not download these files from another source.


    • Article last edited: 20-May-2021