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       /etc/odbc.ini, $HOME/.odbc.ini - unixODBC data sources configuration


       /etc/odbc.ini  is  text  configuration  file  for the system wide ODBC data sources (i. e.
       database connections).  $HOME/.odbc.ini contains the configuration for user-specific  data
       sources.  Both  paths may be overridden by unixODBC build options, see odbcinst -j for the
       definitive paths on your system.


       Where possible, install ODBC DSNs using the odbcinst utility from a  template  .ini  file.
       Many drivers supply templates.

       odbc.ini  follows  the  pesudo-standard ini file syntax convention of one or more [section
       headings], each followed by zero or more key = value attributes.

       [ODBC Data Sources] section

           The required section [ODBC Data Sources] lists each data source name (DSN) as  a  key.
           The  associated  values  serve  as comments. Each entry must be matched by an ini file
           [section] describing the data source.

       [dsn] sections

           Each data source is identified by a [section header], which is the DSN  name  used  by
           applications. Each DSN definition section may contain values for the keys:

           • Driver (REQUIRED)
                   Name  of  the ODBC driver to use for this DSN. The name must exactly match the
                   [section name] of the driver definition in odbcinst.ini as listed by  odbcinst
                   -q -d.

           • Description

                   Human-readable data source description.

           • Database

                   Database  name  or  identifier. Meaning is driver-specific. May specify a file
                   path, unix socket path, identifier relative to a server name, etc.

           • Servername

                   Server name. Meaning is driver specific, but generally specifies a  DNS  name,
                   IP network address, or driver-specific discovery identifier.

       For a full list of supported parameters see the HTML-format "Administrator Manual" shipped
       with unixODBC, the documentation for your driver, and any datasource templates supplied by
       your driver.


       An example odbc.init is shown in the "Administrator Manual" shipped with unixODBC.


       unixODBC(7), odbcinst(1), isql(1), iusql(1), odbcinst.ini(5)

       "The unixODBC Administrator Manual (HTML)"


       The  authors  of  unixODBC  are  Peter  Harvey  <> and Nick Gorham
       <>. For the full list of contributors see the AUTHORS file.


       unixODBC is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. For  details  about  the
       license, see the COPYING file.