ODBC is an open standard application programming interface for accessing a database. By using ODBC statements in a program, you can access files in a number of different databases, including Access, dBase, DB2, Excel, and Text. ODBC is based on and closely aligned with The Open Group standard Structured Query Language (SQL) Call-Level Interface. It allows programs to use SQL requests that will access databases without having to know the proprietary interfaces to the databases.
ODBC connections can be defined within your Control Panel. This flash tutorial shows how to create a Data Source.The tutorial is loading below...please wait...
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