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Re: MySQL for Excel installation error
Posted by: Matt Meridius
Date: March 17, 2014 07:11PM

I had the same error. If it helps, I'm running the 64-bit version of MS Office (which is not the default installation option even on a 64-bit machine). I was also trying to install the 64-bit version of MYSQL.

The solution that worked for me: Install the 64-bit version of Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime. After that, a second attempt at installing the new version of MySQL (1.2.0) was successful.

Note to MYSQL Developers: The install msi did not flag version incompatibility as a problem (and presumably should have). Further, there is a confusing page during the install process, whereby the user is informed "The following pre-requisites must be met for successful installation" and lists a few missing programs. This is then followed by a message that says "Pre-reqs are met!" (which I believed).

This is inaccurate and a big part of the problem. I didn't have any version of Vis Studio Tools installed. Nor do I have MS .NET Framework 4 installed (still don't). It turns out the absence of .NET Fx 4 didn't matter (I have a newer version). But the absence of Vis Studio mattered -- yet the install process told me everything was cool.

The msi should not give false assurances that pre-req's are met. It should also check for version compatibility.

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