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NAME

       iodbctest, iodbctestw - iODBC Demonstration programs

SYNOPSIS

       iodbctest ["DSN=xxxx[;UID=xxxx][;PWD=xxxx][;OPT=value]"]
       iodbctestw ["DSN=xxxx[;UID=xxxx][;PWD=xxxx][;OPT=value]"]

DESCRIPTION

       The  iodbctest program and iodbtestw programs are simple ODBC sample programs, showing the
       strength of the ODBC API to connect to any ODBC enabled database, issue SQL  commands  and
       retrieve the query results.

       The  iodbctest  program  uses  the  standard  ODBC API calls to connect using any DSN, but
       retrieves all results in ASCII mode.

       The iodbctestw program uses the ODBC Unicode API calls  to  connect  using  any  DSN,  and
       retrieves all results in Unicode mode.

OPTIONS

       The  iodbctest  program  uses the SQLDriverConnect function to make a connection using any
       available ODBC compliant driver. This  allows  the  user  to  override  any  ODBC  connect
       attribute in the DSN string.

       Connect  strings  should start with either a DSN=xxx or a DRIVER=xxxx attribute optionally
       followed by other DSN attributes separated by a semicolon e.g:

            DSN=ora9;UID=scott;PWD=tiger;DATABASE=ora9u

       Any attributes required for a proper connection that are not entered in  the  DSN  connect
       string, must be present in the odbc.ini file.

       If the connect string is passed as an argument to the iodbctest program, the string should
       be quoted as most shells use the semicolon as their  command  separator.  If  the  connect
       string is entered on the interactive prompt, no quotes should be used.

       After a successful connection has been established, the user is prompted for a SQL command
       to be send to the database. A SQL command cannot span multiple lines.

       If the SQL command returns one or more result sets,  each  result  set  is  fetched  using
       character buffers and displayed in a table.

       Additionally, the iodbctest program understands a few special commands:

       qualifiers
               Show a list of qualifiers using the SQLTables catalog call.

       owners
               Show a list of owners using the SQLTables catalog call.

       tables
               Show a list of tables using the SQLTables catalog call.

       types
               Show a list of tables types using the SQLTables catalog call.

       datatypes
               Show a list of data types using the SQLGetTypeInfo catalog call.

       reconnect
               Perform  a  disconnect/reconnect  with  the  information  saved  during  the first
               SQLDriverConnect.

       quit (or exit)
               Exit the program and return to the shell.

EXAMPLES

       Start the iodbctest program and get a list of DSNs before making a connection:

           $ iodbctest
           OpenLink ODBC Demonstration program
           This program shows an interactive SQL processor

           Enter ODBC connect string (? shows list): ?

           DSN                              | Driver
           -----------------------------------------------------------------
           ora9                             | OpenLink Generic ODBC Driver
           mysql                            | OpenLink Generic ODBC Driver
           mysqllite                        | OpenLink Lite for MySQL
           myodbc                           | MyODBC Driver
           pgsql                            | OpenLink Generic ODBC Driver
           tds                              | OpenLink Generic ODBC Driver

           Enter ODBC connect string (? shows list): DSN=ora9;PWD=tiger
           Driver: 05.20.0316 OpenLink Generic ODBC Driver (oplodbc.so)

           SQL>

       Connect to an Oracle 9 instance which has been previously setup in the odbc.ini file:

           $ iodbctest "DSN=ora9;UID=scott;PWD=tiger"
           iODBC Demonstration program
           This program shows an interactive SQL processor
           Driver: 05.20.0316 OpenLink Generic ODBC Driver (oplodbc.so)

           SQL>select * from emp

           ID               |NAME
           -----------------+-------------------------------------------
           1                |Record 1
           2                |Record 2
           2                |Record 3

            result set 1 returned 3 rows.

           SQL> quit

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 1996-2009 by OpenLink Software

AUTHOR

       iODBC Administrator <iodbc@openlinksw.com>