The code execution cannot proceed because msodbcsql17.dll was not found

Question: The code execution cannot proceed because msodbcsql17.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.

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Answer: This issue happens when you are using SQL Server Managment version 18 and you try to open the SQL Profiler, the error is thrown.
How to resolve it: Install SQL Server Management 17.9.1 and the issue will go away

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This error message indicates that the msodbcsql17.dll file is missing, which is a critical file required for the proper functioning of the Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server.

To fix this issue, you can try the following solutions:

  1. Reinstall the Microsoft ODBC Driver for SQL Server: You can download the latest version of the driver from the Microsoft website and reinstall it.

  2. Check if the DLL file is present: Check if the msodbcsql17.dll file is present in the system32 folder (C:\Windows\System32) or the SysWOW64 folder (C:\Windows\SysWOW64) if you are using a 64-bit operating system. If the file is missing, you can download it from a trusted source and place it in the appropriate folder.

  3. Add the DLL file to the PATH environment variable: You can add the folder path where the msodbcsql17.dll file is located to the PATH environment variable. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the Control Panel
  • Go to System > Advanced system settings
  • Click on the "Environment Variables" button
  • Under "System Variables," scroll down and find the "Path" variable and click on "Edit."
  • Click on "New" and enter the folder path where the DLL file is located.
  • Click on "OK" to save the changes and exit.

After trying one or more of these solutions, restart your computer and check if the error message still appears.


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