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odbcinst - A unixODBC utility for managing configuration files

odbcinst ACTION OBJECT OPTIONS

odbcinst is a command-line utility allowing users who develop install scripts or packages for ODBC drivers to easily create or remove entries in odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini.

The utility is part of the odbcinst component of unixODBC and complements the shared library of the same name (libodbcinst).

-i
Install a new OBJECT (by adding a section to a configuration file).

-u
Uninstall an existing OBJECT (by removing a section from a configuration file).

-q
Query ODBC configuration files and print available options for the specified OBJECT.

-j
Print the current configuration of unixODBC, including paths to configuration files.

-c
Call SQLCreateDataSource.

-m
Call SQLManageDataSources.

--version
Display the program version.

-d
The specified ACTION affects a driver (and thus the odbcinst.ini configuration file).

-s
The specified ACTION affects a data source (and thus the user or system odbc.ini configuration file).

-f FILE
FILE is a template describing the configuration of the installed OBJECT (only valid with the -i ACTION).

-r
Act in the same way as for the -f OPTION, but take standard input as the template file.

-n NAME
Specifies the NAME of the OBJECT.

-v
Disable all information, warning and error messages.

-l
The specified data source is system-wide. This option is only valid when used with the -s OBJECT.

-h
The specified data source is user-specific. This option is only valid when used with the -s OBJECT.

odbcinst returns zero on success and a non-zero value on failure.

/etc/odbcinst.ini
Configuration file containing all database driver definitions. See odbcinst.ini(5) for more information.

/etc/odbc.ini

Configuration file containing system-wide Data Source Name (DSN) definitions. See odbc.ini(5) for more information.

$HOME/.odbc.ini

Configuration file containing user-specific Data Source Name (DSN) definitions. See odbc.ini(5) for more information.

odbcinst.ini(5), odbc.ini(5)

The authors of unixODBC are Peter Harvey <pharvey@codebydesign.com> and Nick Gorham <nick@lurcher.org>.

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.
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