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Re: "...error in initializing provider. Catastrophic failure"
Posted by: Jason Kost
Date: May 25, 2006 02:16PM

While this may be coming a bit on the late side, I too have been having the "Word was unable to open Data Source" issue when trying to use a particular MySQL View as a data source for a Word Mail Merge. It appears that the solution to this issue is indeed to upgrade to the 3.51.12 version of the ODBC driver. With all other things remaining the same (including leaving the initial catalog blank), this seems to have fixed my error message (which for reference sake was not consistant. About half the time I would get no error and simply nothing would happen, and the other half of the time I'd get the error).

Just wanted to throw it out there in the hopes that it mught help someone else with this hellishly annoying issue.

That is all

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