I am trying to connect Excel 2016 for Mac (on OS X El Capitan, 10.11) to a PostgreSQL database through ODBC connection; so I downloaded the drivers, specifically Actual Open source Databases.
I set everything up, test the connection successfully, but as soon as I try to save the settings, Excel crashes.
Should I try to re-install Excel? Any advice is strongly appreciated!
(I know already, Excel sucks … but I still need to establish the connection)
Excel 2016 has issues (much more substantial in October 2015, but still present in November 2016). It’s really not ready for prime time. Excel 2011 is a better bet, as things stand.
If you’re stuck with Excel 2016, update to the latest iODBC (3.52.12, as of July 2016), create your DSN (System DSN recommended; User DSN may work for you) in
iODBC Administrator.app (found in
/Applications/iODBC/), and then use it with Excel.