Almost a Ripley’s Believe It or Not. An prior data science student told me that his new IT department setup a Windows component that let him connect his Excel Spreadsheets to their production MySQL database without a password. Intrigued, I asked if it was a MySQL Connector/ODBC Data Source Configuration, or DSN (Data Source Name)?
He wasn’t sure, so I asked him to connect to PowerShell and run the following command:
Get-Item -Path Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI\MySQL
It returned something like this (substituting output from one of my test systems):
Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBC.INI Name Property ---- -------- MySQL Driver : C:\Program Files\MySQL\Connector ODBC 8.0\myodbc8w.dll DESCRIPTION : MySQL ODBC Connector SERVER : …[Read more]