It appears to me you installed the MySQL, the ODBC driver but didn't configure a data source. Sorry but I don't offer a tutorial on how to do that here. I'll leave it as this. It appears you haven't configured the ODBC source.
Hopefully someone here can help me.
I am trying to create a data source to an online database (MySQL) that I have. This data source will be used for a mail merge.
In order to create the data source I have downloaded the MySQL ODBC driver from www.mysql.com/downloads.
After installing this, I went to Microsoft Word and selected "New Data Source" -> "Other/Advanced" -> "Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers".
I then selected "Use Connection String" and then "Build". I selected "MySQL 3.51 ODBC Driver", entered the name and then finished. However, on finishing I get the following error
"A connection cannot be made using the file data source parameters entered."
I have reinstalled the ODBC drivers but I still get the error message.
Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.