Informix 32 bit ODBC setup for Microsoft Windows
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By default, 64 bit Windows versions use a 64 bit ODBC Administrator utility. How do I install a 32 bit version of ODBC to work with IBM Informix Dynamic Server, when I am using a 64 bit Windows version?
The menu option Administrative Tools->Data Sources (ODBC), is the Windows 7 utility used to maintain ODBC data sources and drivers. The path for this ODBC administrator utility is "%wi
In order to use a 32 bit ODBC driver on a 64 bit Windows machine, it has to be configured using a 32 bit ODBC Administrator which is not visible through normal Windows menu options. Utilities for 32 bit operations are found in the C:\Windows\SysWOW64 directory. As a prerequisite for a 32 bit IBM Informix CSDK installation to proceed correctly, add the SysWOW64 directory to the system path, as follows:
On the System Properties Panel that appears,
In the System Variables window under Environment Variables,
Proceed with the IBM Informix CSDK product installation. The suggested install directory for 32 bit CSDK is 'C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM Informix Client SDK'.