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SQL Anywhere 11.0.0 » Context-Sensitive Help » ODBC Configuration window help » SQL Anywhere ODBC driver


Using the ODBC Configuration window

You connect to an ODBC database using an ODBC data source. The ODBC Configuration window allows you to save a set of SQL Anywhere connection parameters as an ODBC data source. Once you have a data source, your connection string can simply name the data source to use.

DSN=my data source

For SQL Anywhere, the use of ODBC data sources goes beyond Windows applications using the ODBC interface:

  • SQL Anywhere client applications on Unix can use ODBC data sources, as well as those on Windows operating systems.
  • SQL Anywhere client applications using the OLE DB, ADO.NET, or embedded SQL interfaces can use ODBC data sources, as well as ODBC applications.
  • Interactive SQL and Sybase Central can use ODBC data sources.