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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 » Context-Sensitive Help » ODBC Configuration window help » SQL Anywhere ODBC driver


Using the ODBC Configuration for SQL Anywhere window

You connect to an ODBC database using an ODBC data source. The ODBC Configuration for SQL Anywhere 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 Microsoft Windows applications using the ODBC interface:

  • SQL Anywhere client applications on Microsoft Windows and Unix operating systems can use ODBC data sources.

  • SQL Anywhere client applications using the OLE DB, ADO.NET, or embedded SQL interfaces can use ODBC data sources, and ODBC applications.

  • Interactive SQL and Sybase Central can use ODBC data sources.