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odbcinst.ini (5)

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odbcinst.ini - An unixODBC drivers configuration

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NAME
       /etc/odbcinst.ini - An unixODBC drivers configuration


DESCRIPTION
       /etc/odbcinst.ini is a text configuration file for unixODBC drivers. It
       can be edited by hand, but the recommended way to update this  file  is
       to use the odbcinst(1) utility.


FILE FORMAT
       The general .ini file format is:

              [SectionName1]
              key1 = value1
              key2 = value2
              ...

              [SectionName2]
              key1 = value1
              key2 = value2
              ...

       Each ODBC driver has its own section and can be referred to by the name
       of its section. Recognized configuration keys are:


       Description
              A text string briefly describing the driver.


       Driver A filesystem path to the actual driver library.


       Setup  A filesystem path to the driver setup library.


       FileUsage
              odbcinst(1) entry, if you edit the configuration file  by  hand,
              you have to supply it yourself.


   TEMPLATE FILES
       The  recommended  way  to  manage  the drivers is using the odbcinst(1)
       utility. You can install the drivers  by  supplying  it  with  template
       file, which has the same format as this file.


EXAMPLES
       An example of the actual PostgreSQL driver:

              [PostgreSQL]
              Description = PostgreSQL driver for GNU/Linux
              Driver      = /usr/lib/psqlodbcw.so
              Setup       = /usr/lib/libodbcpsqlS.so
              FileUsage   = 1

       By  specifying  the  driver like that, you can then reference it in the
       odbc.ini(5) as follows:

              Driver = PostgreSQL

       The recommended way to add that driver is  by  creating  template  file
       containg:

              [PostgreSQL]
              Description = PostgreSQL driver for GNU/Linux
              Driver      = /usr/lib/psqlodbcw.so
              Setup       = /usr/lib/libodbcpsqlS.so

       and call the odbcinst(1):

              # odbcinst -i -d -f template.ini



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE  |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Availability   | library/unixodbc |
       +---------------+------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
       +---------------+------------------+
SEE ALSO
       odbcinst(1), odbc.ini(5)


AUTHORS
       The authors of unixODBC are Peter Harvey <pharvey@codebydesign.com> and
       Nick Gorham <nick@lurcher.org>. For the full list of  contributors  see
       the AUTHORS file.


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



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source                was                downloaded                from
       http://www.unixodbc.org//unixODBC-2.3.6.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.unixodbc.org/.



version 2.3.2                   Thu 27 Jun 2013                odbcinst.ini(5)