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1686169 - Database error: "Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket..." when refreshing report query against MySQL database from BI Launch Pad in Linux


  • Unable to refresh a report query based on MySQL ODBC DataSource.
  • Database error: [unixODBC][MySQL][ODBC 5.1 Driver]Can't connect to local MySQL server through  socket '/tmp/mysql.sock'(2).(IES 10901).
  • Running the command : "mysqladmin -u [user]  --protocol=SOCKET --socket=/tmp/mysql.sock version --password [password]" , shows the error :

"mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql.sock' (2)'".



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.0
  • Linux operating system
  • mysql-connector-odbc-5.1_x64



SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0


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