Looking for something?

Fishbowl ODBC Set-up

This guide will take you through setting up the Fishbowl ODBC driver.


Step 1: Install the MySQL ODBC driver 5.1 or later


Step 2: Configure the ODBC driver

Once installed, go to c:\windows\syswow64\odbcad32.exe to set-up the ODBC driver


Configure as per below:

  • Data Source Name: wn_fishbowl
  • Description: Web Ninja ODBC Driver
  • Server: localhost
  • Port: 3305
  • User: gone
  • Password: fishing
  • Database name: [the Fishbowl database name]


Important Note: The Fishbowl database always uses this username and password for the import.


Click on 'Test' to make sure the connection is succesful. If it isn't, most likely the server and/or port number is incorrect.




Step 3: Send the following details to your Web Ninja contact:

  • Data Source Name
  • Server Name
  • Port Number


For further info & details and links to instructions for pre 2017 Fishbowl installs - please go here:

Let us know if this information has been helpful.
We'd love to hear your feedback!

0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request


Powered by Zendesk