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  Open Database Connectivity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) provides a standard software API method for using database management systems (DBMS).
A JDBC-ODBC bridge consists of a JDBC driver which employs the ODBC driver to connect to the database.
Several vendors of commercial databases, including IBM (DB2, Informix), Oracle and SAP (Ingres) use it for their own drivers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/ODBC   (1130 words)

 Connections July 1999 Issue - Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The ODBC drivers that are being used under Windows issue database commands without knowledge of the specific database being used, or where the database is located.
In order to locate and access the database, the application references the ODBC driver data source that is set up in the ODBC Administration Control Panel.
The ODBC data source that stores information on how to connect to the specific data provider and the location of the database is assigned a logical name.
www.niehs.nih.gov /Connections/1999/july/odbc.htm   (395 words)

 Import data into Excel 2004 by using ODBC
After you download and install the ODBC drivers, you're ready to create a database query, or in other words, ask Excel to retrieve the data you need from the database.
Open a workbook containing a query that was created in another version of Excel.
To set up a connection to an external data source, you'll need to know the name of the server, database, user name, and password.
www.microsoft.com /mac/products/excel2004/using.aspx?pid=usingexcel2004&type=howto&article=/mac/LIBRARY/how_to_articles/office2004/xl_ODBC.xml   (306 words)

 What is ODBC? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The goal of ODBC is to make it possible to access any data from any application, regardless of which database management system (DBMS) is handling the data.
ODBC manages this by inserting a middle layer, called a database driver, between an application and the DBMS.
The purpose of this layer is to translate the application's data queries into commands that the DBMS understands.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/O/ODBC.html   (250 words)

 Open Database Connectivity Router   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
What's more is that because all applications connect with all databases using a single set of drivers, each user will see the same consistency regardless of whether they are using MacOS, Linux or one of the various releases of Windows.
Another important issue faced by Mac and Linux database users is the problem of selecting the correct ODBC Driver Manager that works with their particular applications.
In these cases, the driver writer is actually "hacking" into the backend database and their code should be avoided due to the probability that their hack is not correct in all circumstances and will eventually return incorrect data or corrupt the backend database itself.
odbcrouter.com /ODBC0595A.html   (2706 words)

 Open Database Connectivity: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This API is independent of any one programming language (programming language: (computer science) a language designed for programming computers), database system or operating system (operating system: (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services).
Most current DBMSs support ODBC which means that computer program (computer program: (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute) s that rely on ODBC can connect to several different brands of DBMSs using the same basic code.
[follow hyperlink for more...]) is a JDBC driver (driver: The operator of a motor vehicle) which employs the ODBC driver to connect to the database.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/open_database_connectivity   (1075 words)

 ODBC :: Open Database Connectivity
ODBC / Open Database Connectivity is an open standard that allows a lot of programs to use Structured Query Language / SQL statements to access information within a database, without using the database's normal proprietary interface.
The problem with ODBC / Open Database Connectivity is its complexity and it's not as efficient as using proprietary access.
ODBC / Open Database Connectivity was created by the SQL Access Group and released in September 1992.
www.inforingpress.com /computer-careers/odbc.htm   (574 words)

 Define Open Database Connectivity - a definition from Whatis.com - see also: ODBC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is an open standard application programming interface (API) for accessing a database.
ODBC is based on and closely aligned with The Open Group standard Structured Query Language (SQL) Call-Level Interface.
When writing programs in the Java language and using the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) application program interface, you can use a product that includes a JDBC-ODBC "bridge" program to reach ODBC-accessible databases.
searchvb.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid8_gci214133,00.html   (312 words)

 BibliotecaInformatica.Net - Open Database Connectivity - ODBC
ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) provides a way for client programs to access a wide range of databases or data sources.
ODBC is a standardized API, developed according to the specifications of the SQL Access Group, that allows one to connect to SQL databases.
ODBC is usually used when database Independence or simultaneous access to different data sources is required.
bibliotecainformatica.iespana.es /o/odbc   (102 words)

 Business Collaborator - Open Database Connectivity
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a major enhancement allowing access to external (relational) databases from within Business Collaborator.
While maintaining the existing database security, this allows specified users of a Business Collaborator server to interrogate and/or edit data in any supported database connected to the server.
Information such as stock levels, supplier details, purchase orders, etc would be updated in the usual way, but selected information from the database could be made available to those users who need up-to-date stock data.
cobweb.businesscollaborator.com /old_groupbc/technical/odbc.html   (171 words)

 Using EASYLABEL and a PARADOX Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Driver.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Using EASYLABEL and a PARADOX Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Driver.
When trying to connect to a Paradox database file using an ODBC driver, a "File access denied" error occurs.
The index file for the Paradox database is corrupt or is not in the same sub-directory as the database file.
www.tharo.com /documents/odbc0004.htm   (364 words)

 ODBC Drivers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ODBC is the acronym for Open DataBase Connectivity, a Microsoft Universal Data Access standard that started life as the Windows implementation of the X/Open SQL Call Level Interface specification.
The OpenLink-branded ODBC Driver Manager is called iODBC, being the acronym for Independent Open DataBase Connectivity, an Open Source platform-independent implementation of both the ODBC and X/Open specifications.
ODBC enables maximum interoperability between the application and database as a single application can access any ODBC-enabled database by simply being configured to use its ODBC driver, and likewise an ODBC-enabled application can access a given Database using its ODBC driver.
uda.openlinksw.com /odbc   (260 words)

 PRESS RELEASE Appgen Updates Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These components are designed for databases that need to support high volume transaction systems and query-intensive data warehouse type applications.
It is a variable-length relational database that allows unlimited records, unlimited record size, unlimited fields, unlimited field sizes, and one-to-many relationships within data records.
This powerful database structure is supported by the Appgen ODBC Driver that makes data trading with other applications easy in a standard manner.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=83028   (399 words)

 ODBC--Open Database Connectivity Overview
Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is Microsoft's strategic interface for accessing data in a heterogeneous environment of relational and non- relational database management systems.
Based on the Call Level Interface specification of the SQL Access Group, ODBC provides an open, vendor- neutral way of accessing data stored in a variety of proprietary personal computer, minicomputer, and mainframe databases.
The ODBC Database Driver Pack is a collection of ODBC Drivers that is sold by Microsoft.
support.microsoft.com /support/kb/articles/Q110/0/93.asp   (993 words)

 ICCI: Glossary : Term: ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) driver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
the middleware used to connect database access tools to relational databases through the use of a generic application program interface (API).
The ODBC drivers enable access to data and provide insulation between a program and the specific RDBMS language used by each database.
Database access tools and programs do not have to be customized for each database; an ODBC configuration file maintains the database connections.
itc.fgg.uni-lj.si /icci/glossary.cgi/Show?9d87   (85 words)

 Why Use Open Database Connectivity?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) standard was designed and promoted by Microsoft to provide a common way to interface with different database products.
The database portion of a design becomes an open solution rather than a proprietary one.
Different databases can be accessed by loading different drivers; the application is unaware of such changes.
www.pspt.fi /virtuaaliamk/etr/odbc/sivu2.htm   (198 words)

 ASPRunnerPro - ASP code generator. Online Help. - Open Database Connectivity (ODBC)
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Open Data Base Connectivity is a system provided in Windows to allow a range of different database applications to exchange data.
A DSN is simply a convenient way of storing all of the datasource connect information (file name, path, user I.D, connect password, database type etc) under a simple name.
www.xlinesoft.com /asprunner/docs/odbc.htm   (300 words)

 Java Database Connectivity - Computerworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In addition, it lets programmers reuse database connections — a process known as connection pooling — so a new connection doesn't need to be made to a database for each new JDBC command.
ODBC, which predates JDBC, is widely used by developers to connect to databases in a non-Java environment.
Can be used when a company has multiple databases and wants to use a single JDBC driver to connect to all of them.
www.computerworld.com /softwaretopics/software/appdev/story/0,10801,43545,00.html   (1531 words)

 MacDevCenter.com -- Open Database Connectivity in Jaguar, Part 2
Since MySQL is not the only open source database available, I'll now cover setting up ODBC with PostgreSQL, which, in many ways, is a less frustrating configuration.
If you haven't already, I recommend reading the first article, "Open Database Connectivity in Jaguar," as it covers some of the basics of ODBC and how to set up ODBC components.
While switching to a different version of MySQL is still changing databases, it is not as severe as changing your entire database platform.
www.macdevcenter.com /pub/a/mac/2003/07/25/odbc.html   (1824 words)

 Daffodil DB : ODBC Driver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Daffodil DB Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Driver is a high-performance 32 Bit ODBC Driver that provides transparent access to remote databases from any ODBC-compliant application.
Daffodil DB is a powerful and flexible SQL relational database Management System (RDBMS) that supports an interactive Structured Query Language (SQL), a Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) compatible interface.
Daffodil DB ODBC Driver allows you to connect to a Daffodil DB database server using the ODBC database API on all Microsoft Windows Platforms.
www.daffodildb.com /odbc-driver.html   (177 words)

 Odbc - Open Database Access and ODBC (3)
The truth about Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) and other APIs, One feature that is common to ODBC and other multidatabase APIs is the ability to pass
Microsoft ODBC - Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is an application SQLSummit.com - Catalogue of ODBC drivers with supported data sources and vendor
Open Firebird ODBC driver (ofbodbc) is free 32bit ODBC driver for Firebird SQL server.
infoseeknow.com /ifsn/odbc.htm   (437 words)

 Open Database Connectivity - 'ODBC'
You might think that all one needs to do to get data out of a database is set up a connection, send off standard SQL queries, have these queries massaged by the ODBC driver into a format that the peculiar database understands, and then get back answers.
Connect to a driver (and thence of course, to a data source).
The idea is that a pool of connections is established, and an application can then use a pooled connection without having to go through the 'whole connection process' every time it wishes to connect.
www.anaesthetist.com /mnm/sql/odbc.htm   (11906 words)

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