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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Programming » Deploying databases and applications » Deploying client applications » Deploying ODBC clients

 

Deploying connection information

ODBC client connection information is generally deployed as an ODBC data source. You can deploy an ODBC data source in one of the following ways:

  • Programmatically   Add a data source description to your end-user's registry or ODBC initialization files.

  • Manually   Provide your end users with instructions, so that they can create an appropriate data source on their own computer.

    On Windows, you create a data source manually using the ODBC Data Source Administrator, from the User DSN tab or the System DSN tab. The SQL Anywhere ODBC driver displays the configuration window for entering settings. Data source settings include the location of the database file, the name of the database server, and any start up parameters and other options.

    On Unix platforms, you can create a data source manually using the SQL Anywhere dbdsn utility. Data source settings include the location of the database file, the name of the database server, and any start up parameters and other options.

This section provides you with the information you need to know for either approach.

 Types of data source (Windows)
 Data source registry entries (Windows)
 Required and optional connection parameters