ODBC Manager is a GUI tool for configuring drivers and creating/managing DSNs. The tool is optional because you can also create DSNs manually by editing the appropriate odbc.ini file. ODBC Manager is available from:
If you are creating the first user or system DSN for the ODBC driver, ODBC Manager creates the odbc.ini file in the corresponding directory for the type of DSN you are creating. If you are creating additional DSNs, ODBC Manageradds entries for each DSN to the existing odbc.ini file.
If a user or system DSN has already been created for the driver, add the new entry to the odbc.ini file that already exists in the corresponding directory for the type of DSN you are creating. If you are creating the first DSNfor the driver, you must manually create the odbc.ini file and add the entry to the file.
Note that testodbc2 uses an account in the AWS US West (Oregon) region. If the account is in a different region or ifthe account uses a different cloud provider, you need tospecify additional segments after the account locator.
When prompted for the ODBC connect string, enter the required connection parameters (DSN name, server, user login name, and password), as well as any other parameters that you would like to enter as part of the connect string. Theconnect string takes parameters in the form of =, e.g. dsn=testodbc2, with each parameter separated by a semi-colon (;) and no blank spaces. For the list of supported parameters, seeODBC Configuration and Connection Parameters.
If you installed the v17 msodbcsql package that was briefly available, you should remove it before installing the msodbcsql17 package. This will avoid conflicts. The msodbcsql17 package can be installed side by side with the msodbcsql v13 package.
The driver needs to load the resource file in order to function. This file is called msodbcsqlr18.rll, msodbcsqlr17.rll, or msodbcsqlr13.rll depending on the driver version. The location of the .rll file is relative to the location of the driver itself (so or dylib), as noted in the component table. As of version 17.1 the driver will also attempt to load the .rll from the default directory if loading from the relative path fails. The default resource file path on macOS is /usr/local/share/msodbcsql18/resources/en_US/
Open the mlsqlodbc .dmg file, and the subsequent .pkg file. This is the MarkLogic ODBC Installer. Follow the installation instructions. Install in default location. Use Touch ID or enter your password to allow installation. Verify that installation was successful.
To configure a DSN on macOS, you can either use the command-line utility (myodbc-installer), edit the odbc.ini file within the Library/ODBC directory of the user, or use the ODBC Administrator GUI.
For correct operation of ODBC Administrator, ensure that the /Library/ODBC/odbc.ini file used to set up ODBC connectivity and DSNs are writable by the admin group. If this file is not writable by this group, then the ODBC Administrator may fail, or may appear to work but not generate the correct entry.
There are known issues with the macOS ODBC Administrator and Connector/ODBC that may prevent you from creating a DSN using this method. In that case, use the command line or edit the odbc.ini file directly. Existing DSNs or those that you created using the myodbc-installer tool can still be checked and edited using ODBC Administrator.
If this is the first time that you are creating a user DSN, the iODBC manager creates the odbc.ini file in the home directory. The odbc.ini file and parameters for a sample system DSN were created during the driver installation, so you can create a new system DSN or specify connection information in the existing DSN.
You can configure the odbc.ini file using vi or a similar text editor, such as nano. For this article, vi is used to edit odbc.ini. To create a DSN, open Terminal and run the command sudo vi /Library/ODBC/odbc.ini for a system DSN or sudo vi ~/.odbc.ini for a user DSN. This will either open the odbc.ini file that already exists in the corresponding directory or create a new file if you are creating the first DSN for the driver. To enter the insert mode, type i.
To test the ODBC data source connection, you can use the GUI iODBC Administrator64 app or the iODBC command line utilities iodbctest / iodbctestw (Applications > iODBC > iODBCTest.command / iODBCTestUniCode.command).
The GUI Administrator app only tests the connection to the server, whereas iodbctest and iodbctestw allow you to issue SQL commands and retrieve results. iodbctest retrieves all results in ASCII mode, while odbctestw retrieves all results in Unicode mode.
The drivers listed in Figure 8 also appear in the odbcinst.ini file. To check that out, view the file in your favorite text editor in Ubuntu. In our case, is gedit. Type it in the Terminal using the full path and file you saw in Figure 6 earlier.
If you are using a Linux/Unix machine and Stata 10 or later, you can also connect to a database with the unixODBC driver manager. In Stata, type set odbcmgr unixodbc to use the unixODBC driver manager. To change back to the default iODBC driver manager, type set odbcmgr iodbc.
Usually, iODBC ships with a small test application you can use to test the connection parameters of any DSN you define. Alternatively, you can start Stata and type odbc list to bring up a list of available DSNs. If you find any errors, you will need to change a connection parameter in the DSN before you try to connect again. I usually have to test a DSN two or three times before I get all the parameters right.
Additionally, under /opt/amazon/redshiftodbc/Setup on Linux or /opt/amazon/redshift/Setup on macOS X, there are sample odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files. You can use these files as examples for configuring the Amazon Redshift ODBC driver and the data source name (DSN).
To avoid this, copy the amazon.redshiftodbc.ini file to a directory other than the installation directory. If you copy this file to the user's home directory, add a period (.) to the beginning of the file name to make it a hidden file.
For the odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files, either use the configuration files in the user's home directory or create new versions in another directory. By default, your Linux or macOS X operating system should have an odbc.ini file and an odbcinst.ini file in the user's home directory (/home/$USER or ~/.). These default files are hidden files, which is indicated by the dot (.) in front of each file name. These files display only when you use the -a flag to list the directory contents.
Whichever option you choose for the odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini files, modify the files to add driver and DSN configuration information. If you create new files, you also need to set environment variables to specify where these configuration files are located.
By default, ODBC driver managers are configured to use hidden versions of the odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini configuration files (named .odbc.ini and .odbcinst.ini) located in the home directory. They also are configured to use the amazon.redshiftodbc.ini file in the /lib subfolder of the driver installation directory. If you store these configuration files elsewhere, set the environment variables described following so that the driver manager can locate the files. For more information, see "Specifying the Locations of the Driver Configuration Files" in the Amazon Redshift ODBC connector installation and configuration guide.
When connecting to your data store using a data source name (DSN), configure the odbc.ini file to define DSNs. Set the properties in the odbc.ini file to create a DSN that specifies the connection information for your data store.
For information about how to configure the odbcinst.ini file in this case, see "Configuring a DSN-less Connection on a Non-Windows Machine" in the Amazon Redshift ODBC connector installation and configuration guide.
By default, ODBC driver managers are configured to use hidden versions of the odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini configuration files (named .odbc.ini and .odbcinst.ini) located in the home directory. They also are configured to use the amazon.redshiftodbc.ini file in the /lib subfolder of the driver installation directory. If you store these configuration files elsewhere, the environment variables so that the driver manager can locate the files. For more information, see "Specifying the Locations of the Driver Configuration Files" in Amazon Redshift ODBC Connector Installation and Configuration Guide.
In Linux and macOS X, you set driver configuration options in your odbc.ini and amazon.redshiftodbc.ini files, as described in Use an ODBC driver manager to configure the driver on Linux and macOS X operating systems. Configuration options set in an amazon.redshiftodbc.ini file apply to all connections. In contrast, configuration options set in an odbc.ini file are specific to a connection. Configuration options set in odbc.ini take precedence over configuration options set in amazon.redshiftodbc.ini.
By default, the installer installs the driver in the following location: /Library/Vertica/ODBC/lib/libverticaodbc.dylib. The installer also automatically registers a driver named "Vertica" with the iODBC Driver Manager.
Recently I received a request to integrate a connection with an existing Rails application. After some research I came to the conclusion that one of the only ways to query the Snowflake views was through an ODBC connection using a combination of -odbc and
With this file updated with your Snowflake information you can now test the connection using the following command that is included with iODBC: /Library/Application Support/iODBC/bin/iodbctest This will allow you to enter an iODBC connection string for any of the DSNs listed using the ? command. This connection string should not be enclosed in quotes and should be in the following format: 2b1af7f3a8