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  • An ODBC driver translates an ODBC call issued by the application into a specific call(s) for a particular database.

  • In this module, the application links dynamically to a specific database.

  • ODBC drivers are available from a variety of sources.

  • Some companies, such as Q&EĀ®/Intersolv, specialize in writing database drivers.

  • They provide a package that contains over a dozen ODBC drivers for various databases.

  • ODBC drivers are often available from the database vendor as well.

  • Often times, the user has more than one ODBC driver and manufacturer to choose from.


  • The ODBC driver communicates to the client support layer.



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