What are the important components of ODBC?

Following are the main components of the ODBC architecture.

  • Application: An application which communicates with the databases using ODBC functions is ODBC application.

  • ODBC driver manager: Whenever an application calls a function of ODBC API to communicate with a database, the driver manager accepts and passes it to ODBC driver and accepts the results from the driver and returns it back to the application.

  • ODBC driver: The ODBC driver accepts the application function calls from the driver manager and connects to the specified DataSource, retrieves the required data and returns it to the driver manager.

  • Data source: A DataSource contains a set of data, environments associated with it such as software to access the database, operating and network platform.

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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