odbcinst.ini man page

/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

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.

Referenced By

odbc_config(1), odbc.ini(5), odbcinst(1), unixODBC(7).

Thu 27 Jun 2013 version 2.3.2 unixODBC manual pages