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ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) Actions

Create, Amend and Delete ODBC actions. An action could be triggered when a user opens a particular application, enabling access to a database containing relevant data.

ODBC connections enable a computer to access data from any application, regardless of the database management system (DBMS). Use this action to establish a connection between a computer and a database stored on another system. The following actions are available:

  • Create ODBC Connection
  • Amend ODBC Connection
  • Delete ODBC Connection

To specify an ODBC connection for any of the three actions select the Connection Details tab and complete the following fields:

Field Description
Connection Name A unique name to identify the connection.
Driver Type A drop down list containing the available driver types
Current Connections The list is automatically populated with all available connections on the current computer, based on the driver type selected.

Once the connection is defined, specific programs can be told to use the connection to access information on that database.

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