NAME

odbcinst - An unixODBC tool for manipulating configuration files

 

SYNOPSIS

odbcinst ACTION OBJECT OPTIONS

 

DESCRIPTION

odbcinst is a command line tool which has been created for allowing people who are developing the install scripts/RPMs for Drivers to be able to easily create/remove entries in odbc.ini and odbcinst.ini. This command line tool is a complement to the shared library of the same name (libodbcinst.so). This tool is a part of the odbcinst component of unixODBC.

 

OPTIONS

 

ACTIONS

-i
Install (add section to config file) new OBJECT.

-u
Uninstall (remove section from config file) existing OBJECT.

-q
Query the config files and print the options for specified OBJECT.

-j
Prints current configuration of unixODBC, listing (among others) the paths to the configuration files.

-c
Calls SQLCreateDataSource

-m
Calls SQLManageDataSources

--version
Prints program version and exits.

 

OBJECTS

-d
The ACTION affect drivers (and thus the odbcinst.ini configuration file).

-s
The ACTION affect data sources (and thus the user or system odbc.ini configuration file).

 

OPTIONS

-f FILE
The FILE is template file, describing the configuration of installed OBJECT (only valid for the -i ACTION).

-r
Same as the -f OPTION, only take the standard input as the template file.

-n NAME
Specifies the NAME of the OBJECT.

-v
Turn off verbose mode. This turns off all information, warning and error messages.

-l
The specified data source is system-wide. Has any effect only with the -s OBJECT.

-h
The specified data source is user-specific. Has any effect only with the -s OBJECT.

 

RETURN VALUES

This command returns zero on success and non-zero value on failure.

 

FILES

/etc/odbinst.ini

Configuration file containing all the database drivers specifications. See odbcinst.ini(5) for more details.

/etc/odbc.ini

System-wide data sources specifications. See odbc.ini(5) for more details.

$HOME/.odbc.ini

User-specific data sources specifications. See odbc.ini(5) for more details.

 

SEE ALSO

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

 

AUTHORS

The authors of unixODBC are Peter Harvey <pharvey [at] codebydesign.com> and Nick Gorham <nick [at] easysoft.com>. 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.