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SQL Anywhere 17 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Database connections

ODBC data sources

Microsoft Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) is a standard application programming interface for connecting client applications to Windows-based database management systems.

Many client applications, including application development systems, use the ODBC interface to access databases. When connecting to the database, ODBC applications typically use ODBC data sources. Many other types of applications support the use of ODBC data sources (for example, OLE DB or .NET).

You cannot use ODBC data sources with SAP Open Client or jConnect.

The SQL Anywhere ODBC driver is named SQL Anywhere 17.

An ODBC data source is a set of connection parameters, stored in the registry or in a file.

Caution

Storing user IDs, encrypted or unencrypted passwords, and database keys in a data source is not recommended.