|Welcome to a short tutorial on ODBC programming. The goal of this tutorial is
to introduce a C-Programmer to ODBC programming. During this tutorial we will
code a simple program which connects to a database via ODBC and reads some data.
There won't be any information on how to program ODBC Drivers or about unixODBC
internals. Configuration won't be covered too.
The program developed throughout this tutorial was originally coded under WinNT
and later ported without any adjustments to Linux and unixODBC. This is
how compatibility should work :)
The information given within this tutorial are brief at best. Please take it as a pointer where and how to start.
|Requirements||I assume that you have|
|Compiling||If gcc is installed type:|
which will result in an executable named "odbc".
|Database||Our database will have a single table:|
Our datasource will be named "web" and access is granted to the user "christa" with no password.