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


       /etc/odbc.ini is a system-wide configuration file for ODBC Data Source Names (DSNs).

       $HOME/.odbc.ini is a user-specific configuration file for ODBC Data Source Names (DSNs).

       Paths  to  both  configuration  files  can  be  overridden by unixODBC build options. Call
       odbcinst -j to determine the default configuration file paths on your system.


       Many ODBC drivers come with .ini file templates. Using odbcinst to install these templates
       is recommended.

       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

           This mandatory section 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.

       Data Source Name [section]

           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)
                   The  name  of  the ODBC driver to use for the DSN. The name must exactly match
                   the [section name] of the driver definition stored in odbcinst.ini (and listed
                   by odbcinst -q -d).

           • Description
                   Human-readable data source description.

           • Database
                   Database  name or identifier. The meaning is driver-specific and can specify a
                   file path, Unix socket path, an identifier relative to a server name, etc.

           • Servername
                   Server name. The 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,  refer to the HTML-formatted "Administrator
       Manual" shipped with unixODBC, the documentation for your ODBC driver and any  data-source
       templates supplied by your driver.


       An example odbc.ini configuration file is shown in the "Administrator Manual" shipped with


       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 a full list of contributors, refer to the AUTHORS file.


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