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Databases for REAL

All About ODBC

Connecting to ODBC databases with REAL Studio

Issue: 8.6 (September/October 2010)
Article Description: No description available.
Article Length (in bytes): 3,537
Starting Page Number: 80
RBD Number: 8612
Resource File(s): None
Related Web Link(s):

http://support.apple.com/downloads/ODBC_Administrator_Tool_for_Mac_OS_X
http://www.actualtechnologies.com
http://www.sqlsummit.com/ODBCVend.HTM

Known Limitations: None

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People often ask me which databases work with REAL Studio. If you use ODBC, the answer is simple: "any of them!" I've successfully used REAL Studio to connect to the following databases:

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft Access

Oracle

IBM iSeries

FoxPro

What is ODBC?

ODBC is an acronym for Open DataBase Connectivity. It was originally created in 1992 to make it easier for any OS to connect to databases. It is fully supported by Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux making it perfect for use with REAL Studio.

To connect to a database using ODBC, you need an ODBC driver for the database. Because all ODBC drivers implement the same API, anything that uses the ODBC API (including REAL Studio) can then connect to the database without having to provide its own native database drivers.

On Windows, you manage your ODBC connections using the ODBC Data Source Administrator control panel (see Figure 1). By default, Windows includes a few ODBC drivers and most database products will also install their own ODBC drivers for you.

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