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OLE DB2 provider

Tuned Listener
Posts: 8
Country: United Kingdom

OLE DB2 provider

Hi all,


A few months ago I set up and used Excel with OLE DB 2 to pull in data - worked fine.


However, I have just migrated to Excel 2010 64 bit on a new PC (with Act 2012 installed) and I can't find out how to use the OLE DB2 provider again. I am not sure what I have forgotten, whether it's just stupidity, or both.


I go to:


Data connection wizard -> Other/Advanced


Then expect to see the Act OLEDB providers, but they are not there. Is this an issue with the 64 bit Office, or am I forgetting something obvious?


Many thanks.



Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,537
Country: USA

Re: OLE DB2 provider

Hello actneedhelp,
ACT! will not integrate or connect to the 64-bit versions of Office. You will need to install the 32-bit version for compatibility.

Greig Hollister

Note: Effective 6/1/13, Sage no longers provides support for the Act! software. This is now provided by Swiftpage.