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1828466 - BI 4.x: How to Create a Universe Based on MS Office (Excel, Access) using an ODBC driver


When trying to publish an ODBC connection based on a Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel data provider to the CMS repository, the following errors may occur:

  • "The specified DSN contains an architecture mismatch between the Driver and Application"
  • "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified"



  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.x
  • Information Design Tool
  • Microsoft Office ODBC drivers


SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.1 ; SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.2


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