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Error "[iODBC][Driver Manager]dlopen({}, 6): image not found" Connecting to MySQL on the Mac


Published: 01 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 23 May 2016

Issue

When connecting to a MySQL data source from a Mac, the following error might occur:

The drivers necessary to connect to this database server are not properly installed.
[iODBC][Driver Manager]dlopen({}, 6): image not found 
[iODBC][Driver Manager]Specified driver could not be loaded

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • OSX
  • MySQL

Cause

iODBC is the default ODBC manager installed with Mac OS X. Tableau Desktop requires the MySQL drivers to be installed.

Note: Other applications may be able to connect to the MySQL data source using iODBC.
 
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