[QODBC-Desktop] How to Install QODBC v14 and above on a 64-bit Windows
Posted by Rajendra Dewani (QODBC Support) on 14 April 2014 03:37 PM


In QODBC v12, we added a new component named QRemote to solve the 64-bit application support issue. This article is going to show you how to install QODBC v14 or higher on a 64-bit system. ( Follow the same installation steps for QODBC v12 & QODBC v13)

You can download our latest QODBC from here

ODBC Data Source Manager 32-bit :

First, you should locate a 32-bit ODBC manager. There are two ODBC managers on a 64-bit system, one is for 32-bit, and the other is for 64-bit. Using a 32-bit ODBC manager to create and configure ODBC Data Source would be best.

The 32-bit ODBC manager can be found at C:\windows\sysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.

Open 32-bit ODBC manager:

Go to the System DSN window:

QODBC Driver for QuickBooks is a 32-bit Driver, so it gets listed in the 32-bit ODBC manager.

ODBC Data Source Manager 64-bit :

The 64-bit QODBC manager can be found at C:\Windows\System32\odbcad32.exe

Open 64-bit ODBC manager:

Go to the System DSN window:

This is an ODBC manager for 64-bit data sources, so you will not be able to find QODBC Driver for QuickBooks

Install QODBC v14 or above

Run the QODBC install program as Administrator:

Follow the steps of the install wizard:

Make sure you select the right regional version. It should be the same as the company file you want to access:

If you had activated QODBC with a license key before and did not deactivate it, then you can skip the CDKEY input step. QODBC will still use the old license:

Then wait until the QODBC installation is done:

You can check the ODBC managers for new DSN entries when the installation is done.

Goto ODBC Manager 32-bit:

Click  Start -- > All Programs -- > QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks  -- > Configure QODBC Data Source.




If your application is 32-bit, you can use "QuickBooks Data."

There is a new 32-bit DSN named "QuickBooks Data QRemote." You may configure it to point to the remote machine to access QuickBooks Data remotely.


Go to ODBC Manager 64-bit:

Click  Start -- > All Programs -- > QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks  -- > Configure QODBC Data Source 64-bit.


Now you see that there is a new 64-bit DSN named "QuickBooks Data 64-bit QRemote" or "QRemote Data." When you use 64-bit applications, you can use this DSN to access QuickBooks via QODBC and QRemote.

Please refer to this article for more information about how to use QRemote:

How to Configure QODBC to Work With 64-bit Applications

Also, Refer

Connecting QODBC Driver to QuickBooks for the First Time (Video)

How to set up QODBC Driver to auto-connect to QuickBooks. (Video)

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