Can’t connect Excel to Hive using ODBC driver on MAC

Datetime:2016-08-22 21:48:58         Topic: Hive          Share        Original >>
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So you done everything right and can’t connect Excel to Hive using ODBC driver on your macOS?

Let’s see what is going on. Are you running El Capitan on Sierra? Well I was running Sierra and tried connecting before while running on El Capitan. Some of my research lead to this , and turns out it indeed was a problem of mac sandbox security. I could see those “deny file-data-read” violations! 

SandboxViolation: Microsoft Excel(12403) deny file-read-data /opt/hortonworks/hiveodbc/lib/universal/libhortonworkshiveodbc.dylib
Violation:       deny file-read-data /opt/hortonworks/hiveodbc/lib/universal/libhortonworkshiveodbc.dylib
Process:         Microsoft Excel [12403]
Path:            /Applications/Microsoft Excel
Load Address:    0x1076d8000
Version:         15.24.16070700 (15.24)
Code Type:       x86_64 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [1]
Responsible:     /Applications/Microsoft Excel [12403]
User ID:         502
Date/Time:       2016-08-08 10:38:43.576 CDT
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.12 (16A270f)

Finally ended up moving my data

sudo cp -R /opt/hortonworks /Library/ODBC/

and setting up odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files to reference the new driver location.

sudo vi /Library/ODBC/odbcinst.ini

sudo vi /Library/ODBC/hortonworks/hiveodbc/lib/universal/hortonworks.hiveodbc.ini

Eh, no, it didn’t work for me with just those two files. So I looked up for robin-mac:~$ sudo find / -name *odbc*ini -type f and changed every reference of /opt/hortonworks to /Library/ODBC/hortonworks

And finally, everything was just fine!



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